A neck injury can happen on the job or in a work related accident with little or no warning. An injury to the neck which occurs at work may not initially carry any symptoms, but may later develop into a serious condition. On the job neck injuries can include cervical disc disruption, herniation, and radiculopathy. A serious neck injury of this type can initially appear with only mild symptoms to the shoulder. Under the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act it is the burden of the injured employee to prove that the injury is job related. A neck injury which occurs on the job or from a work related accident may be compensable as a Workers’ compensation claim, if causation can be established by the greater weight of the evidence.
Many neck injuries result from traffic accidents, rear-end collisions and other crashes which occur on the job. These car or truck accidents may be compensable as both a Workers’ compensation claim and as against the at fault driver. Compensable work related neck injuries may also result from malfunctioning equipment, cranes, and machinery.
If you or a family member has suffered a neck injury in South Carolina, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you. At Alan M. Tanenbaum, P.A., we can help you investigate and determine the causes of your neck injury and obtain compensation from the person or company at fault.
South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Even mild symptoms to the shoulder, or a stiff neck could mask a much worse neck injury, a cervical disc herniation, or even an injury of the spinal cord. Tenderness, loss of muscle control and loss of sensation may indicate a spinal cord injury, or myelopathy. Paraplegia, quadriplegia, tetraplegia, muscle spasms and other conditions can result from a spinal cord injury.
The social and economic effects of spinal cord injuries can be devastating. In addition to dealing with chronic pain and physical limitations, you may be required to use expensive mobility aids and other equipment for life.
If the negligence of a person or company caused or contributed to your neck injury, if it occurred on the job as a work related Workers’ compensation injury, or if a defective product and its manufacturer must be held responsible, our team at Alan M. Tanenbaum, P.A., can seek to help you prepare a claim for fair and just compensation.