Neck pain is a prevalent symptom of many workplace injuries. Any portion of your neck – muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, or nerves – can cause discomfort or pain in your neck. It is also important to understand that other injuries, such as shoulder, jaw, head and even upper arm injuries, can indirectly cause issues in the neck area. These injuries are caused by a wide range of movements, including falls, quick jerky movements, and repetitive motions.
Although people usually associate head and neck injuries with sports or other recreational activities, the fact is that a large percentage of neck injuries are work-related. An overwhelming amount of these injuries occur in the workplace as the results of on-the-job requirements. For example, a quick movement of the head or neck can result in not only whiplash, which causes neck pain and discomfort but also a concussion.
You could have suffered a wide range of injuries, including an undiagnosed neck or head injury, herniated, bulging or degenerative discs, nerve damage, or even a spinal cord injury if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms after being hurt on the job:
These types of injuries could results in an extended period of time in you missing work or in severe cases even lead to a permanent disability. It is essential to inform your employer of your injury and seek immediate medical attention.
Contact Goldberg & Wolf, LLC
If you have suffered a head or neck injury at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. At Goldberg & Wolf, we are ready to help you take the necessary action to secure your legal rights and the benefits you deserve. Our New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys help injured workers secure the workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled to after suffering a head or neck injury or other work-related accidents.
Goldberg & Wolf serves clients throughout the Cherry Hill and the surrounding areas. Over the past twenty years, our attorneys have earned a reputation for providing adequate legal representation for our clients. If you need more information or would just like to speak to someone, contact us today at (856) 651-1600 for a free consultation!