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Neck and back injuries and your right to seek workers’ compensation

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2024 | Workers' Compensation |

Even the youngest workers experience aches and pains. For the most part, back and neck issues are often brushed off as a part of life, often citing exercise, sleep positions or bad posture as the cause. While there are many causes for neck and back pain, the workplace might be the culprit.

Some back injuries can be obvious, resulting from a sudden fall at work or a traumatic injury in the workplace. However, some may be less obvious, relating to chronic strain or repetitive motions. Thus, it is important to explore the cause of your neck or back injury to establish if it is a work-related injury and whether you have rights to seek workers’ compensation.

Back and neck workplace injuries

Minor or severe, neck and back injuries can impact your current health and your quality of life. At the Law office of Eric M. Overholt, we understand the pain and challenges a back or neck injury can cause. Thus, our legal team is dedicated to helping our clients obtain the workers’ compensation they deserve.

Whether it occurred at a construction site, warehouse, manufacturing plant, while operating machinery, lifting heavy objects or while working in an office, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Often, back or neck injuries present themselves with symptoms of pain, stiffness, tingling and even weakness in the area affected.

Filing for workers’ compensation in California

Work-related neck and back injuries can range from mild strains to severe injuries, such as a fractured vertebra, spinal cord injury or a herniated disc. After suffering an injury in a single incident or overtime, it is important to seek medical attention. Additionally, it is vital to report your injury to your employer as soon as possible and file a workers’ comp claim.

This process can feel overwhelming, especially when you are in pain and recovery. But you do not need to go through this alone. Whether it is an initial filing, during the process or for an appeal, a legal professional can provide you with guidance and answer any questions you might have.