Neck injuries can be incredibly debilitating. From a simple strain to a serious fracture, the neck affects movement and the ability to complete daily tasks like driving and observing the world around us. If you are injured at work, and your employer does not carry Texas workers’ compensation insurance, there are options available to you further explained by our Houston personal injury lawyer.
How Neck Injuries Happen at Work
Neck injuries in the workplace can be the result of either sudden trauma or years of built-up stress. In other words, your neck is at risk, whether it’s from an unanticipated accident or repetitive unhealthy work habits. Common specific causes of injury include:
- Slips, trips, and fall
- Falling objects
- Repetitive motions
- Scaffolding collapse
- Auto accidents while driving a company vehicle
- Defective equipment
Depending upon your professional field and what caused the injury to occur, you might experience a wide range of injuries, including:
- Neck sprain
- Pinched nerves
- Herniated discs
- Bone fractures
- Upper spinal cord injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Neck spasms
- Facet joint injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Cervical dislocation
Whatever type of injury you incur, and regardless of how it happens, you are likely entitled to compensation. However, there are steps you must take to protect your case and ensure you win the damages you deserve.
Winning Your Case After a Neck Injury
If you are injured, you should seek medical attention before doing anything else, as your health and safety are always the top priority. Be sure to keep any medical report or receipts related to your examination for the injury, as well as for any follow-up visits.
After you have seen a doctor, report your injury to your employer. Most places of business will have protocols as to how to do this, and it should have been covered in your training and employee handbook. You can usually report your injury to your supervisor or HR department.
If anyone witnessed your injury, connect with them and ask them to make a statement on your behalf. Anyone who saw the accident happen will be valuable in building your case.
Finally, if you work for a non-subscriber employer, contact a Pasadena personal injury attorney. This should be done as soon after the accident as possible. Working closely with a professional can make a huge difference in the type and amount of damages you receive. At SJ Injury Attorneys, we are experienced in non-subscriber workplace injury claims and care deeply about the details of your unique case.
Schedule a Consultation With Our Texas Personal Injury Attorneys
At SJ Injury Attorneys, Our lawyers will help you gather documentation, interview witnesses, research any history of similar incidents at your workplace, and—if applicable—guide you through the complicated steps of filing a non-subscriber case. We have been proudly servicing clients throughout Pasadena, Houston, and surrounding areas.