Neck and back injuries can be sustained through traumatic accidents such as slip-and-falls or car crashes, or slowly through repetitive twisting, bending, or reaching motions. Some neck and back injuries result in lifelong chronic pain that can negatively impact a person’s day-to-day life. Often, these types of injuries require you to take time off from work and, depending on the severity of the injuries and the type of work that you do, may make it impossible to go back to your chosen career.
Common Causes of Neck and Back Injuries
- Repetitive motions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction accidents
Common Types of Neck and Back Injuries
There are many different neck and back injuries and all of them have degrees of severity, but the most common of these are ruptured, herniated, or slipped discs, connective tissue injuries, compression fractures, and whiplash.
Whiplash is a very common neck injury, and is especially likely to occur as a result of a road accident. Whiplash happens when your head is thrown back and forth rapidly, causing damage to the neck. You do not always feel whiplash right away after an accident. It can take a few days for your neck to begin feeling stiff and sore.
Symptoms of Whiplash:
- Sore and/or stiff neck
- Burning sensation in the neck
- Hoarse voice
- Shoulder/upper back pain
- Difficulty chewing and/or swallowing
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
If you have a neck and/or back injury that was a direct result of another person’s carelessness, such as a slip-and-fall accident, you may be entitled to a settlement to compensate for pain, suffering, lost income, and medical treatment/rehabilitation.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers will make sure that you get the compensation that you are owed.