Workers’ Compensation In New Jersey: Neck Injuries
The Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C., has been providing legal representation to employees in New Jersey who have been injured at work for more than 50 years. Attorney Ken Kaplan can help workers who are suffering from neck injuries or persistent neck or upper back pain that was the result of their job. The firm has offices in North Haledon and Hackensack, and helps injured workers recover the maximum amount of workers’ compensation benefits available to them under the law.
Common Causes Of On-The-Job Neck Injuries
The causes of neck and upper back injuries are not always obvious. It can sometimes be difficult to trace the pain back to the source. For example, if you experience whiplash in a car accident, you might not start to feel the pain in your neck until a couple of days after the incident. Some of the most common ways that neck injuries occur at work include:
- Car accidents that happen while employees are driving for their jobs
- Workplace slip-and-fall accidents
- Falls from scaffolding, roofs or ladders
- Hits from falling objects
- Injuries from equipment at factories or on construction sites
Neck injuries that are caused by repetitive use and motion are common across many industries and working environments and can occur in many ways. Bending, squatting and picking up freight and working at a computer all day with improper support can result in neck pain that gets progressively worse over time. Auto mechanics, plumbers or electricians that have to work in awkward positions while they stretch to see what they are working on, nurses who are picking up and shifting patients positions in bed and on wheel chairs are also often the victims of neck pain or injuries.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available
The benefits of a workers’ compensation claim can vary depending on the severity of the injury and how much it interferes with doing your job. Workers’ compensation is designed to provide benefits that include out-of-work pay and medical care to workers or company employees who are injured as a direct result of their job. Oftentimes, neck pain, while debilitating in and of itself, isn’t isolated solely to the neck. Pain can stretch down into your arms or your back. Every case and scenario is different. The amount of benefits that you will be eligible to receive will depend on the facts and circumstances of your specific case and injury.
Dedicated To Maximizing Workers’ Compensation Options
Workers’ compensation claims for a neck injury can be difficult. But the Law Offices of Kaplan & Kaplan, P.C., is focused solely on navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation law. We are dedicated to maximizing your recovery options.
Free Case Evaluations And Contingency Work
The firm offers free case evaluations and payment on a contingency fee basis. This allows the firm to begin work on your case without a retainer. We won’t recover attorney fees unless successful with your claim. If you are suffering from a work-related neck injury, call 973-988-1101 or send an email through the online form to schedule your initial consultation.