Compensation For Neck And Shoulder Injuries
Injuries to the neck and shoulders can have a big impact on your day-to-day life. You might have to take time off work if you’re unable to sit for long periods, lift or carry loads or perform jobs that require frequently turning you neck, such as driving for a living or operating heavy equipment. Even if you have a desk job, the pain and stress on your upper body can make it impossible to get your work done. It can also affect your sleep, which in turn can take a toll on your physical and mental health.
At The Andres Lopez Law Firm, PA, we help people who are suffering from neck or shoulder injuries pursue compensation. Our personal injury lawyer provides holistic representation focused on your needs. Here, you will find the answers and clarity you deserve about your legal rights following an accident or injury.
How Neck And Shoulder Injuries Happen
Not surprisingly, car accidents are a leading cause of neck and shoulder injuries. The force of a sudden impact, especially at high speeds, can lead to:
- Neck strain and sprains
- Cervical fractures
- Rotator cuff tears
- Dislocated shoulders
- Cartilage tears
- Bone fractures in the shoulder blades
- Frozen shoulders
- Other types of damage to the delicate soft tissues in the neck and shoulders
Accidents such as falls can also cause these life-altering injuries.
Common Signs Of Whiplash And Neck Strain
Some common symptoms of these injuries include:
- Muscle tension and tightness
- Difficulty turning your neck (reduced range of motion)
- Pain and tenderness
Depending on the injury, treatment may consist of physical therapy, use of a neck brace, regular icing, therapeutic massage, muscle relaxants, chiropractic care or ultrasound therapy.
The Importance Of Seeking Swift Medical Intervention
A timely diagnosis is essential, not only for getting the medical treatment you need, but also for building your legal case. The more medical documentation you have, the better your chances of obtaining a full and fair recovery.
Because neck and shoulder injuries aren’t always obvious, and adrenaline from the accident can mask the symptoms, you should always get a medical evaluation after any kind of car accident, fall or other forceful impact.
Guidance On Your Legal Options After A Neck Or Shoulder Injury
Talk to our attorney at The Andres Lopez Law Firm, PA for guidance on your options. You may have strong grounds for a personal injury claim.