Neck & Back Injury
When you’ve been the victim of a neck injury or a back injury, we work overtime to ensure that you're given the highest standard of quality care possible relevant to your workers' compensation or personal injury claims. Employers must protect their employees from such hazards in the workplace, while public spaces and commercial managers are required to do the same for visitors and the general public.
When you've been the victim of a neck injury, it can easily prevent you from doing anything else, whether it is work-related or not. Neck and spinal cord injuries, along with head injuries, are some of the most hazardous injuries that can happen in workers' compensation and personal injury claims, and most go well beyond standard medical treatment, as many require surgery and even physical therapy to regain full mobility and comfort again.
A back injury on the job is often the result of heavy or improper lifting, as well as the conditions that some are asked to work in, which may not always be accommodating to one's posture. If you're the victim of a back injury, you know that performing any basic tasks can be challenging, and you'll likely want compensation and medical relief as soon as possible. Whether it's a slipped disc or a muscle strain, we welcome you to come to us to take care of your worker's compensation or personal injury claims regarding a back injury.
Struck by Falling Objects
Being struck by falling objects while in the workplace is another common occurrence that we deal with in workers' compensation cases. When you're struck by falling objects, it's usually not the employer's intention to injure another employee in this case, but it can happen when the injured employee doesn't have adequate attire or protection to keep them safe while on the job. If falling objects are part of the work, the employer is required to provide safety measures that ensure all workers on site have the gear they need to avoid injuries and perform the job well. For example, if you work on a construction site and falling nails or tools are common on the job, the employer has the responsibility to inspect the uniforms of all workers on site, checking that everyone has a hardhat, dense clothing, and hard boots for safe working. Likewise, if you’re a pedestrian on a street that’s under construction, the workers have the obligation to inform you of work and protect you from falling objects that could result in personal injury.
Slip and Fall
Slip and fall workers' compensation cases can be difficult for the victim themselves, typically because more than one injury occurs when one slips and falls. Whether it's a back injury, a neck injury, a spinal cord injury, or a head injury, more than one body part is affected. If the injury doesn’t happen at work, however, this doesn’t mean you don’t have rights. Many of the personal injury cases we see often happen when people are out in public space performing everyday duties, such as grocery shopping or running errands. Shop owners and managers are required to inform patrons of slippery floors after mopping or cleaning to avoid the potential for a slip and fall case. This is usually done with standard signs that show caution to the affected area.