Back and Neck Injury Attorneys
Back and neck injuries can range from minor aches to debilitating pain that makes it difficult to sit, stand, or even sleep at night. Workers like you who injured their necks and backs on the job may be unable to return to work, which means losing the paychecks they depend on.
The attorneys at Fields Law Firm take pride in answering our clients’ questions and addressing their concerns. We’re one of the largest work injury law firms with Workers’ Compensation attorneys in Minnesota, and we have the resources and experience to guide you every step of the way if you’ve been hurt on the job. Just dial 1-888-343-5375 or complete our free form, and we’ll go to work for you.
Client Success Story
A man with a long history of back problems sustained an acute low back injury while he was loading product at the farm where he worked. The client required three major back surgeries to treat the injury. His positioning during one of these surgeries caused the client to suffer a neck injury.
Our team helped the client get the support needed from his doctors to demonstrate that his work injury caused his lower back and neck conditions. One of our attorneys successfully mediated this case, obtaining the client a $140,000 settlement for the injured worker.
How do back and neck injuries occur?
Workers who suffer back and neck injuries often work in occupations that require:
- Repetitive Motions
Assembly line workers are at high risk of developing stress injuries to the back and spine because of constant repetitive motions.
- Heavy Lifting
People who are required to lift heavy objects on a frequent basis, like nurses, construction workers or stock clerks, may develop back problems because of the strain on their bodies.
- Bending and Stooping
Workers who must bend over or crouch down, such as parts pickers or janitors/cleaners, can suffer serious back and neck pain because of wear and tear on their joints.
What kinds of back and neck injuries are covered by workers compensation?
Many kinds of back and neck injuries are covered by workers compensation. Work-related back and neck injuries may arise under two situations: 1) an injury resulting from one specific incident or event or 2) repetitive minute trauma that occurs over an extended period of time. These injuries may vary from a temporary strain or sprain to more serious conditions such as herniated disks.
An example of a work injury resulting from one specific incident or event is an injury that may have resulted from a fall at work. If your job duties involve repetitive activities such as lifting, twisting, or bending, you may have a workers compensation claim for a neck or back injury which occurred over time as result of your ordinary job duties. This type of injury is known as a “Gillette” injury and depends on multiple factors, including the type of repetitive work you did and the length of time in which you had these job duties.
The most common situation is a back or neck pain that starts after an employee has engaged in some heavy lifting at work. Oftentimes, employees ignore this pain and assume that it’s just soreness from a long day of work. Most employees do not even seek medical care for this pain — they either work through the pain or take over-the-counter pain medications. However, if you have experienced pain in your back or neck and that pain does not go away, please get evaluated by a medical professional. Be sure to tell the doctor that you believe the injury may be work-related.
How do I know if my back or neck injury was work-related?
The attorneys at Fields Law Firm would be happy to provide a free consultation to help determine if you have a neck or back injury that is covered by workers’ compensation. Every case is unique; if you have a neck or back injury and feel that your injury may be work-related, please call us to discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury. If your back and/or neck injury is work-related, our staff can help you file a claim to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to under the law.
At Fields Law, we believe that no worker should have to suffer because of injuries they sustained on the job. Let us help you create a plan for recovery. Contact us to talk to a Workers’ Compensation attorney in Minnesota today.