If you’ve suffered a neck injury on the job, work with a Greenville workers’ compensation lawyer to claim workers’ compensation. Bobby Jones Law is a caring team of legal professionals. Contact us today for more information and start your case.
Let an experienced Greenville, SC, neck injury lawyer work for you
A neck injury can be debilitating. It can prevent you from working and cause significant pain. The muscles of the neck are fragile, and healing can be slow.
Still, employers and insurance companies don’t always do the right thing. They may expect you to continue to work. They may deny you light duty or claim that there is no injury.
When you have an experienced neck injury lawyer working for you, you have a professional that knows how to pursue your benefits. Bobby Jones Law is committed to helping neck injury victims be treated fairly in the workers’ compensation system. Contact us online or call us now to see how we can help you.
Workers’ Compensation for a Neck Injury
If you suffer a neck injury on the job, you may claim workers’ compensation. To receive your benefits, you must file a claim.
Does a neck injury meet the definition for workers’ compensation in South Carolina?
Injury is an accident arising out of and in the course of employment. (S.C. 42-1-160). If a neck injury arises from employment, it is an injury that falls under workers’ compensation.
How do you get workers’ compensation for a neck injury?
To get workers’ compensation for a neck injury, you must report the injury. Notifying your employer must occur within 90 days, but you should report it as soon as possible. Then, you must file a claim. You will need medical care to verify your injuries and your inability to work.
What benefits can I get for a neck injury?
For a neck injury at work, you may qualify for the following benefits:
- Paid medical care
- Replacement income if you are unable to work or your income is reduced
- Disability benefits
The benefits you receive, lost time from work, and the process of the claim depends in large part on the nature of your injuries.
With a neck injury, there may not be visible signs of the injury. Even when symptoms are severe, you may not have bruising, cuts, or even injury that would show on a scan or x-ray. The reality is that you may need to fight the insurance company on trying to minimize medical care, rest from work, or permanent benefits. An experienced Greenville neck injury lawyer assists with fighting for your benefits.
How our law firm can help you
We represent injured workers in workers’ compensation claims for neck injuries in Greenville. Some of the ways we may assist you are:
- Gathering medical proof of your injuries and the way they impact your ability to work
- Overcoming the challenge of proving your injuries and their severity when there are no visible signs of the injury
- Filing your case and understanding the hearing process
- Representing you in settlement negotiations and interactions with the insurance company
- Understanding how the employer or insurance company may be minimizing or denying your claim and responding to move your case forward
- Knowing what to do if the employer or insurance company doesn’t fulfill their obligations
- Explaining your rights and your options
- Pursuing disability compensation along with your other rights to benefits
Workers’ compensation encompasses different types of benefits. It’s meant to be a hassle-free system for medical care, income, and fair compensation for a workplace injury. Through our years of experience, we have learned how employers minimize these claims. We can determine what you should receive and use our legal training to pursue it.
Contact us to discuss your case for neck injury workers’ compensation.
Understanding Neck Injuries and the Need for Compensation
The neck contains components of many bodily symptoms, including muscles, nerves, veins, arteries, glands, cartilage, and the trachea.
Muscles in the neck include:
- Subclavius, suprahyoids, infrahyoids
- Splenius capitis and splenius cervicis
- Rectus capitis anterior and rectus capitis lateralis
- Longus capitis and longus colli
Neck muscle injuries are a common workplace injury. In total, there are more than 20 neck muscles. They support the head and stabilize the upper body. When these muscles are injured, there can be many problems throughout the body.
Symptoms of a work-related neck muscle injury
Strain and pulled muscles in the neck can be symptoms of an injury. However, a neck injury can impact and even threaten function of many bodily symptoms. Some signs and symptoms of a neck injury include:
- Pain and soreness in the neck area, sharp or dull pain
- Radiating pain
- Muscle spasms
- Numbness or stiffness
- Swelling and bruising, tenderness to the touch
- Difficulty breathing
- Decreased range of motion, poor posture
A neck injury may cause pain and discomfort in the neck area, but it can cause complications throughout the body. Neck injury should not be taken lightly. Failing to allow time to heal can cause reinjury and additional harm.
Workers’ compensation neck injury law in South Carolina
A neck injury may be compensable as disfigurement. (S.C. Code § 42-9-30). The law calls for payment of proper and equitable benefits for serious permanent disfigurement of the neck. Payments may be made for up to 50 weeks.
Advocating for Greenville, SC Injured Workers
If you suffer a neck injury, you can hire a Greenville work injury lawyer to know you’re doing everything you can to receive your benefits.
Bobby Jones Law is here to take on your case. We are proud to help injured workers in the Greenville region by providing experienced and personalized legal representation. We handle neck injury claims, and we are currently taking new cases.
Free consultation to learn about your case
Contact us now at Bobby Jones Law for a free consultation about your neck injury case. We look forward to talking with you and ensuring you get the compensation that you deserve.