Neck and back injuries can initially lay hidden after an accident, slowly revealing themselves and becoming more painful and debilitating over time. Overuse injuries, often incurred at work, can develop over time and you may not associate the pain with your work activities. A neck or back injury can rob you of your ability to enjoy everyday life and your ability to hold down a job. And if the spinal cord is injured, the injury can be fatal or cause permanent and severe impairment.
Common Causes of Neck and Back Injuries
- Auto and truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Slip and fall
- Sports injuries
- Nursing home falls
- Falls from heights
- Elevator and escalator accidents
- Accidents caused by dangerous and defective products
- Struck by falling object
- Construction accidents
- Other on-the-job accidents
- Improper lifting
- Repetitive stress
Why You Need Compensation for Neck and Back Injuries
The consequences of neck and back injuries depend on the type and severity, the quality of treatment you receive, and other factors such as your age and health at the time of injury. For instance, bulging discs typically improve to the point that you can return to your normal activities, but can still mean months of missed work and physical therapy. Spinal cord injuries, on the other hand, are usually permanent, and can lead to life-threatening secondary conditions soon after injury or decades later.
If you have suffered a neck or back injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or in an accident caused by a defective product, you may be able to recover compensation that will pay for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and more.
If you have suffered neck or back injuries after an accident in New York City or anywhere in New York, please call the Law Firm of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC, at (888) LAW-2204 or email us today to learn more about your rights.