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Back and neck injury commonly occurs at work and the injured person may file a back injury compensation claim or workers compensation back injury claim. A neck injury lawyer or back injury attorney can help you with a neck injury settlement or back injury settlement.

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Back and Neck Injuries

Back and neck injuries are often caused by car accidents, during a slip and fall accident at work, and sports injuries. If the back and neck injury occurs outside of work and is the result of someone else's negligence or on someone else's property, the injured person may be entitled to file a personal injury claim to a neck or back injury settlement.

The back and neck can sustain a number of injuries, including muscle strains, bone fractures, ligament tears, and nerve damage. Some common back and neck injuries include:
  • Compression fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Slipped or herniated discs
  • Sciatica
Most back/neck injuries involve injuries to the spine. Whiplash, which is due to a traumatic event that causes the head to move suddenly ("whip") in one direction and then recoil in the other direction, often occurs as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Damage can affect ligaments, discs, and joints and almost always, the muscles and ligaments have been strained and may be inflamed, painful, and tender. Whiplash victims can also suffer headaches, pain in the shoulders, between the shoulder blades, or in one or both arms. Dizziness occurs in one-quarter to one-half of people with whiplash injury, possibly due to an inner ear injury. As well, fatigue, problems with vision, ringing in the ears, heaviness in the arms, and low back pain are associated with whiplash.

neck injuryMost people recover from whiplash within six months or so, but some victims—usually older people or people who had a history of neck pain or back problems before the accident—never fully recover.

A back or neck injury, from whiplash to spinal cord injury, can cause pain and suffering and significant life changes, including economic loss. In addition to medical expenses, you may be unable to work. A neck and back injury attorney can ensure that your wage losses are compensable under your accident/injury claim with an insurance company.

Sometimes insurance companies, and even doctors or therapists hired by your Workers' Compensation insurance company may attempt to discredit or downplay your injury; it is important that a personal injury lawyer helps you deal with these insurance companies.

Most importantly, an experienced back and neck injury attorney will help maximum pain and suffering recovery with your neck and back injury compensation claim: Sometimes it takes years to recover from an accident. An attorney will take into consideration all future medical expenses, wage loss and pain and suffering that must be fully paid by the insurance company and/or parties responsible for your injuries in your back injury settlement or neck injury settlement.

Back or Neck Injury Legal Help

If you feel you qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in a possible back or neck lawsuit, please click the link below to submit your complaint to a lawyer who will review your claim at no charge or obligation.

Last updated on Aug-20-10

BACK AND NECK INJURY LEGAL ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS

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Back and Neck Injury Claim Headed for US Supreme Court Washington, DC: A plaintiff who suffered a back and neck injury at the hands of a drunk driver and spent most of his neck injury compensation money on legal fees and care for himself and his young daughter has successfully petitioned to have the US Supreme Court decide if he needs to pay back more than $120,000 to his benefits plan [READ MORE]

Hawaiian Back and Neck Injury Plaintiffs Sue State for Raised Seabed
Hawaiian Back and Neck Injury Plaintiffs Sue State for Raised Seabed Honolulu, HI: A back and neck injury lawsuit can take all forms; whiplash from an automobile accident, a slip and fall, and so on. In what appears to be a unique and compelling neck and back injury compensation claim, two men from the Oahu district of Hawaii have launched lawsuits alleging that state officials, when adding sand to a beach area to appease tourists, failed to warn about the possibility of a resulting rise to the seabed, and the subsequent danger such a rise in elevation could pose to returning tourists and natives to the region [READ MORE]

Lawsuit Filed against Dollywood Theme Park
Lawsuit Filed against Dollywood Theme Park Pigeon Forge, TN: A personal injury lawsuit has been filed against Dollywood theme park claiming a woman suffered a brain injury and back and neck injuries after falling from a ride at the amusement park. The plaintiff alleges she suffered permanent disabilities as a result of her fall, which occurred in December 2013 [READ MORE]



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