St. Louis Neck Injury Lawyers
Injured at Work? We Can Help.
Job-related neck injuries are common across a wide range of industries. Construction workers, warehouse employees, and any sort of manual laborers are at a high risk of sustaining neck injuries; even office workers are known to suffer these types of injuries due to prolonged periods sitting and working on computers. While there are many ways to avoid neck-related injuries, workers are not always able to prevent them from happening. It’s important that employees know how to navigate the Missouri workers’ compensation system to protect themselves. This is where The Dixon Injury Firm’s St. Louis neck injury lawyers come into play.
Our legal team is here to help you file a workers’ compensation claim after a job-related neck injury. Whether you suffered a debilitating neck strain injury due to prolonged repetitive motions or were catastrophically injured in a commercial vehicle crash, our team is committed to protecting your rights and fighting for the full, fair benefits you are owed.
What Are the Common Causes of Work-Related Neck Injuries?
Anything from a slip or a fall to a minor car accident can lead to chronic neck pain or injury. There are ways to reduce pain through medication, rest, and surgery, though avoiding these injuries is the best priority.
Here are a few common causes of work-related neck injuries:
- Repetitive trauma or motions
- Falling objects
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Crushed discs
- Inflammation tied to existing disease
- Excessive strain
- Traumatic spinal cord injuries
Neck injuries are very serious and can have immense implications for affected individuals. In the most severe cases, a neck injury victim can be paralyzed or sustain serious damage that leads to long-term chronic pain and discomfort. Even relatively “mild” neck injuries can put an employee out of work for weeks or months and require extensive medical attention.
What to Do If You Suffer a Neck Injury at Work
Regardless of how the injury occurs, it is critical that you obtain immediate medical attention. If necessary, call 911 or have someone call an ambulance for you. If emergency treatment is not necessary, go to the doctor right away. Not only is this important for your overall health and well-being, but seeing a doctor for your work-related injury also establishes that you were seriously injured and that your injuries required medical attention. This is often critical for your workers’ compensation claim.
Next, notify your employer in writing of your injury. You must do this within 30 days of the incident or the date on which you became aware (or should have reasonably become aware of) the connection between your injury and your work. If you fail to notify your employer within this timeframe, you could lose your right to seek workers’ comp benefits.
The next step is filing your workers’ compensation claim. We strongly recommend that you work with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer, like those at our firm, during this process to ensure that your rights are protected. Our St. Louis neck injury lawyers will keep your best interests in mind every step of the way. We are prepared to aggressively advocate for the maximum benefits you are owed.
Your Initial Consultation Is Completely Free
The Dixon Injury Firm offers free initial consultations to all potential clients. We also provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not owe any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not secure workers’ compensation benefits in your case, you do not owe us a dime.
To learn more, including how The Dixon Injury Firm can help you with your neck injury workers’ compensation claim, call (314) 208-2808.