Neck, back & spine Injury

Illinois workers compensation lawyers

Many occupations require some manner of lifting, pushing, or pulling for the worker to properly perform on the job. But regardless of whether the work involves heavy objects, back, neck or spine injuries can and do occur. The experienced workers compensation attorneys affiliated with Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC have handled countless cases involving injuries such as these, from minor soft tissue back strain injuries to the most serious cases involving spinal fractures, paralysis or death.

Often, a worker will complain of back pain although it may at first, appear to be only lumbar or lower back strain. The worker may put up with the pain for a long period of time, assuming the discomfort will eventually go away. Sometimes this occurs, but other times, an MRI or other diagnostic test is necessary to rule out a more serious condition, such as a fracture, a herniated disk (ruptured disk) or a bulging disk. The worker may complain of a radiating nerve pain, which may include numbness, weakness or tingling, called radiculopathy (nerve impingement). Treatment for such a work injury can range from conservative treatment, to lumbar injections (epidurals), to surgical intervention (including such procedures as discectomy, laminectomy, laminotomy and cervical or spinal fusion).

A worker can suffer a compensable workers compensation injury to the neck, back or spine in virtually any type of job, including basic office work. But some of the jobs most at risk for neck, back and spine injuries include: construction workers, carpenters, warehouse workers, truck drivers, sales people, roofers, delivery people, laborers, and factory workers. Such injuries may include:

  • Paralysis
  • Death
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Herniated disk
  • Nerve damage
  • Tendon damage
  • Spinal cord impingement
  • Myelopathy

A talented and knowledgeable IL workers compensation lawyer, such as those associated and affiliated with Sexner & Associates LLC stand ready to assist you with on-the-job injury. As complicated formulas used for determination of benefits and compensation apply, the job of our skilled workers compensation attorneys at Mitchell S. Sexner & Associates LLC is to aggressively pursue the maximum settlement or award based on such computations. Phone lines remain available 24 hours / day. So contact us at (800) 996-4824 to discuss your rights and to avoid any unnecessary delays when receiving the medical treatment you are entitled to. Statutes of limitation do apply to these workers compensation cases, so you should not delay.

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