Next Steps After A Neck Injury At Work

Injuries to the neck are extremely debilitating because it is difficult to move any part of the body without affecting the injured area. Even walking, sitting or standing can be unbearable when you have a neck injury. Obviously, this type of pain makes working at any occupation uncomfortable or impossible.

If you have suffered a neck injury on the job, we can help. The New York lawyers at Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., have decades of experience with workplace injury claims and Workers' Compensation. We will assist you in recovering benefits from Workers' Comp, Social Security Disability Insurance and long-term disability insurance if you are disabled. Please call our office at 518-631-4521 to schedule an appointment. Your consultation is free.

Neck Injuries And Pre-Existing Condition Aggravation

Problems with the neck are very common injuries. However, getting benefits to cover losses from these injuries can be problematic. The medical exam often reveals pre-existing conditions in the affected area. Even though the pre-existing condition may not have caused the injury, many workers are denied benefits. With changes in recent case law on this issue, we have had success getting benefits for these workers.

Employees of any occupation can suffer a neck injury such as a herniated or compressed disc, muscle or tissue damage, whiplash, or neck or spinal fractures. More serious injuries can lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia. We have handled numerous injury claims resulting from:

  • Lifting or hoisting
  • Slipping or tripping
  • Falls from ladders or scaffolds
  • Repetitive stress
  • Being struck by an object
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Work vehicle accidents

No matter what caused your injury, the Schenectady work-related neck injury attorneys at Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation, please call 518-631-4521 or contact us online.