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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 managing the operations of a warehouse suffered serious head and neck injuries when he was helping unload a truck. One of his coworkers opened a dock door when he was crouched down below the door. The door hit him directly on the top of his head. He had to undergo a three level cervical fusion and extensive treatment for a traumatic brain injury.

His injuries left him with substantial deficits, which will affect his employ-ability for the rest of his life. We were able to secure a $125,000 settlement for our client.

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 Workers’ Compensation 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 our Minnesota Workers’ Compensation attorneys help you create a plan for recovery. Contact us and talk to an attorney in Minnesota today.

SETTLEMENTS AND RECOVERIES IN ALL CASES DEPEND ON SPECIFIC FACTUAL AND LEGAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ARE UNIQUE TO EACH CLIENT’S CASE. PAST CASE RESULTS ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OR PREDICTION OF SIMILAR RESULTS IN FUTURE CASES WHICH THE FIELDS LAW FIRM AND ITS LAWYERS MAY UNDERTAKE.

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John Kelley
John Kelley
21:38 16 Oct 18
I was having issues with an insurance company and I hired fields law firm. The people there are amazing and always quick to answer questions even a couple times on the weekend. I worked with Blake amazing person and very informative on my case. I would highly recommend this firm to any of my friends.read more
Michael Frazier
Michael Frazier
23:58 10 Oct 18
I had the pleasure to work with Michael and Annie on my LTD case. When my claim was denied by the insurance carrier, Michael didn't hesitate to take them on with an appeal. He worked diligently on the appeal and ultimately won this for me. Mind you, this wasn't a huge case but he treated me like it was and as if I was the only case he was representing. He kept me abreast of vital information, it was clear that he knew his stuff and wasn't afraid to take on the big insurance company. Michael was much more than I ever expected given that our relationship was entirely remote, handled by telephone and email only. Not only is he a strong lawyer, he treated me with compassion and respect. I am beyond pleased with him and the Fields Law team. Michael cares about his clients and he gets the job done for them because he knows how impactful an injury can be to both a person's well-being and their financial security. I highly recommend Michael and Fields Law whether you are local to their Minnesota offices or out of state like myself.read more
Melanie Eason
Melanie Eason
20:12 29 Aug 18
Fields Law Firm is great. Patrick Kramer, my lawyer, is fantastic. He and his legal assistant Samantha K. have handled my case for several years. They have kept me informed every step of the way. They are both easy to contact. I have both of their phone numbers and email addresses and they respond promptly to any messages I leave. Without their help I would not have been able to get the disability company to fulfill their promises. It is a relief to leave all the dealings with the disability insurance company in their hands.read more
Jeannie Kerr
Jeannie Kerr
23:37 15 Sep 18
My experience with Merrick Williams of Fields Law Firm has been truly above and beyond satisfactory. His knowledge and professionalism have guided me through a very difficult time. He and his assistant Angela were readily available to answer any questions and address my concerns. I highly recommend him as an attorney and will use his services again if necessary in the future.read more
ebon jordan
ebon jordan
19:51 27 Sep 18
Field Law Firm was great my lawyer Zach Schmoll was more than I could ask for. He always kept me in the loop and explain everything perfectly, got back to me whenever I called less than 24 hrs and was a extremely nice guy. This guy is young and knows what he is doing so please don’t let the age fool you. I had a wonderful experience with Field Law and will refer anyone with legal matters to them.read more
Edward Johnson
Edward Johnson
23:11 31 Oct 18
I highly recommend Fields law Firm if you need some no nonsense attorneys to represent you. I was treated courteously and efficiently each and every time by Mike and his associates. They settled my Long Term Disability case in a timely fashion. and was pleased with the results. Thanks again Mike and Fields Law Firm. You are the best!read more
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
19:19 09 Nov 18
Fields Law Firm is simply the very best when it comes to representing you & fighting for your rights! They are a "10 Star" Law Firm hands down! Michael Kemmmitt & Sarah Christensen were simply outstanding to work with. They took over my long term disability case after I was being denied my benefits & gave me the moral support & law experience that I needed to win my case. They were supportive throughout my case & they will fight tooth & nail to assure your rights are not being denied. It is so rare to find a law firm that treats you like YOU are the most important person to them. I HIGHLY recommend Fields Law Firm. They are truly advocates for justice.read more
Ben Chadwick
Ben Chadwick
23:20 12 Nov 18
Michael and Samantha were always giving me updates in a very timely manner. They were very good at getting back with me if I had questions, and they didn't have the answer at the time of our discussion. They were very thorough in their handling of my case, and we received a positvie ruling due to their efficiency and expertise. Thank you very much Michael and Samantha, I appreciate all that you did to help me with my case. I would definitely refer people to you, as well as use you in the future. Benjamin Chadwick.read more
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