If you have suffered a neck or back injury as a result of your job, you are aware of how much it can affect your life and how difficult it can be to get back to feeling good again. It is important, first of all, to file a claim with your workplace to ensure you aren’t paying for the treatment or missed work out of your own pocket. Workers’ Compensation was designed specifically for this situation and you should take advantage of it.
The number of people who suffer neck and back injuries at work is a lot higher than most people think. Both can be severe and chronic, and hard to resolve. In many cases, ongoing chiropractic care or physical therapy might be the only partial or temporary relief. Some back and neck injuries are not curable, which makes the situation even more difficult to deal with.
The types of injuries that most people have end up needing consistent treatment or ongoing review and support. This can prove difficult if the right medical professionals aren’t involved. It’s important to seek any needed support or medical care from the beginning to enable the best experience with neck or back injuries, and ensure relief. This isn’t difficult to do with the right resources available.
Groups such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics consistently provide injury reports and information about workplace injuries that keep the public informed of incidents by industry.
Neck and back injuries at work are no joke, and all employees need to seek prompt, proper treatment to discourage further damage.
Have questions regarding an injury on the job, receiving care, or seeking financial compensation? Contact one of our Kirkland personal injury attorneys.