Can I get workers’ compensation for a neck injury? You are probably asking this question because you have suffered some type of neck injury at work and are wondering if you will be able to get workers’ compensation for your injury.
In spite of all the safety measures, that have been instituted in the workplace, thousands of work-related accidents still happen each day in the United States. In addition, there are still some employers who do not follow all of the safety guidelines like they should.
When it comes to work-related injuries, neck injuries are among the most prevalent. Along with back injuries, neck injuries are the number one cause of all work-related injuries and subsequent disability.
A neck injury at work may occur in several different ways. Some of these include:
Lifting heavy loads
Sitting in an awkward or uncomfortable position
A slip and fall accident
A motor vehicle accident
Being struck by a falling object
Incorrect manual handling
Repetitive motion wear and tear.
A work-related neck injury can range all the way from being minor to serious and debilitating, causing some type of permanent disability. Some of the signs and symptoms of a neck injury include:
Minor aches and pains
Stingers and burners
Tingling and numbness in your arms or legs
Crick in your neck
Soft tissue neck injuries
Workers’ compensation covers almost every kind of injury that may occur at work. This does include neck injuries that occur on the job.
How much will my temporary disability benefits be? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you have been injured in an accident at work, and you want to know how much your temporary disability benefits will be while you are recovering from your injury.
Who decides what kind of work an injured worker can do? You may think you are the one who will decide what kind of work you can do after you have been injured on the job; but in most instances, it will be your treating doctor who makes this decision.
How can I be sure I will get future medical treatment if needed? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you were injured in an accident at work, and your injury is of such a nature that it may require future medical treatment.
How can I be sure my medical treatment will be paid for? If this is something you want to know, it is probably because you have been injured in an accident at work, and you want to be sure all of your medical treatment for that injury will be paid for.
What if I was injured by a falling object at work? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you were hit and injured by a falling object at work, and you want to know if you can get workers’ compensation for your injuries.
What if I was injured in a crane accident? If this is a question you have, it is probably because you were injured in a crane accident at work, and you want to know if you can get workers’ compensation for your injury.
Are there things I may not realize if I have been hurt at work? You may be asking this question because you have been hurt in an accident at work, and you are wondering if there are important things you may not realize or be aware of in regard to your work-related injury.
Do I have options for settling my workers’ compensation claim? This is an important question to consider if you have been injured on the job, and you have been receiving workers’ compensation benefits and are going to have some type of permanent impairment.
Do you have questions about your injury at work? If you have suffered an injury at work, there may be some important questions you have about your injury and workers’ compensation. These are questions that may determine whether you will receive vital workers’ compensation benefits.