Any back and neck injury is cause for concern. Neck pain may result from muscle or ligament strain or a physiological problem related to the spinal column. Chronic back pain can be caused by a pinched nerve or a disc injury. The most severe back injuries can cause nerve damage and paralysis. For more than 40 years, the Los Angeles law firm of Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel have been representing clients in work-related accidents resulting in back and neck injuries. As specialists in workers’ compensation, we can thoroughly assess the seriousness of your injuries and pursue the maximum monetary recovery available.
Back or neck injuries can be caused by construction accidents, commercial driver accidents, machine accidents, falls and other workplace incidents. The most serious accidents involve direct impact to the head, a penetrating wound or direct trauma to the neck. Common types of injuries are:
The most severe of these injuries leave clients unable to return to work, making them eligible for permanent disability benefits. If you were on the job — even as a passenger in an automobile — when an accident caused you harm, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. As soon as you experience symptoms, inform your employer in writing of your intention to file a claim. Waiting longer than 30 days can make you ineligible.
Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel fights for clients suffering from a back and neck injuries to obtain the compensation they deserve. To speak with an attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation, call 213-251-5900 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Los Angeles office.