Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Back And Neck Injuries
Back and neck injuries are some of the most common types of injuries in the workplace, and the severity of these injuries can vary drastically, ranging from whiplash to slipped discs to spinal fractures. Back and neck injuries can also have lifelong medical consequences, and injured workers need to know their options for obtaining the full range of benefits through workers’ compensation.
At The Law Offices of Millon & Peskin, we help injured workers throughout the Chicago metro area get the workers’ comp benefits they need and deserve. If you need to file a claim for a neck or back injury, or if you have been denied benefits, our attorneys can fight to maximize your compensation while you focus on what matters most — your recovery.
For a free and discreet consultation with a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer, contact us today. We represent injured workers in Wheaton, Rosemont and throughout the Chicagoland area.
Types Of Compensable Back And Neck Injuries
With more than 45 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys know how to build strong workers’ compensation claims that cover the full range of costs resulting from injuries to the neck and back. These types of injuries can be extremely debilitating, and many neck and spine injuries require surgery and result in permanent disability. We can use our knowledge and professional resources to assess the full extent of your injury and help maximize your compensation.
If your job requires you to lift heavy objects, twist, bend or otherwise use your back, you may be at risk of suffering a variety of back injuries, including:
- Herniated discs
- Slipped discs
- Lower back injuries
Additionally, falls in the workplace can result in broken vertebrae and spinal cord injuries, causing serious pain and lifelong medical complications, including paralysis. If you have suffered any of these injuries, speak with one of our workers’ comp attorneys about maximizing your benefits, including benefits after surgery.
Injuries to the neck can result from a variety of workplace accidents, including car and truck collisions, slip-and-falls, heavy lifting, falling objects, machinery accidents and awkward twisting or bending.
Prior neck pain can also be aggravated by job duties, and if you have suffered a neck injury in the past, you may still be entitled to Illinois workers’ compensation benefits.