Back And Neck Injuries Must Be Taken Seriously
Back injuries and neck injuries are some of the most common ailments that workers suffer in a variety of industries. Whether you work in a hospital or a construction site, you are at risk of injury. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than a million employees injure their backs each year, and one out of every five workers’ compensation claims involves damage to the back.
If you are one of the million workers who suffered a back, neck or spine injury this year, turn to me, attorney Steven L. Morgan. From my office in Brunswick, Georgia, I represent employees across Glynn County and the surrounding areas of the state. I handle workers’ compensation claims that involve a wide array of work-related injuries, including:
- Back strain
- Chronic neck pain
- Fractured collar bones
- Compression fractures of the spine or vertebra
- Herniated disks
- Degenerative disk disease
- Lumbar muscle damage
- Paraplegia or quadriplegia
Most Back Injuries Are Caused By Lifting
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also sheds light on the most common cause of back injuries in all industries, although the answer may seem fairly obvious: Lifting. Approximately 75 percent of all back injuries occur due to lifting objects that are too heavy, using improper technique or repeating the same action too many times in a row.
Treatment Can Be Expensive And Ongoing, So Get The Benefits You Need
Spinal fusion and other types of surgery on the neck or back can be incredibly expensive. Plus, surgery may not completely fix the problem. You may or may not be able to return to the same line of work, or even work at all. For these reasons, it is critical that you obtain the full amount of workers’ compensation that you deserve.