Arlington Heights, Illinois Back and Neck Injury Attorneys
Car accidents and work injuries have become more widespread in recent years, and back and neck injuries are a common result. At Newland & Newland, LLP, it's been our attorneys' goal to help as many injured workers as we can with workers' compensation and personal injury claims. For 15 years, we've been serving the legal needs of injured employees and car accident victims with distinction, from our six Illinois offices in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Crystal Lake, Waukegan, and Chicago.
Regardless of the seriousness of your injury and no matter where your accident happened, we can help resolve your injury accident troubles, including carpal tunnel syndrome and slip-and-fall accidents. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation.
We Feel Your Pain
Temporary or permanent lower back, upper back, and neck injuries can be the result of car and truck accidents and many different kinds of work activity. Recurrent lifting and twisting motions, carrying heavy loads, overhead work, and an assortment of on-the-job physical stress can be very hard on your back and neck. Car accidents and work activities frequently cause a variety of painful and disabling back and neck injuries, including:
- Bulging or herniated discs in the back or neck,
- Cervical and lumbar area muscle strain and sprain
- Whiplash or soft tissue injuries,
- Nerve impingement with pain shooting down your arms or legs,
- Sciatica which makes it painful to walk or sit, and
- Degenerative disc disease.
It would be nice to believe that government requirements and ergonomically correct furniture in your work environment could prevent all expensive, painful back and neck injuries, but wishing won't make it so.
Furthermore, the idea that employers and insurers accept claims and promptly pay workers the benefits they are entitled to is also a bit of wishful thinking. When a back or neck injury is suffered while on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for physician and hospital bills, time spent in rehabilitation, inability to work, permanent workplace restrictions, disability, and lost wages. While Illinois compensation laws were originally put in place to protect your health and interests, getting the money you need isn't as easy as it used to be. From filing to unpaid claims, put an accomplished workers' comp attorney in your corner. Call us at (847) 797-8000 or (847) 549-0000 for a no-cost consultation.
For more information about work place accidents, visit our Workers' Compensation Information Center.
We Fight for Your Rights
Human nature being what it is, it's not uncommon for an employee with a strenuous job to suffer a back or neck injury while at work, then shake it off and go home, thinking it will get better. Too many times, that back or neck problem gets worse, and his or her employer attempts to deny workers' compensation benefits. The employer claims that there were no witnesses to the neck or lower back accident, or that it didn’t happen on the job at all, or that the employee didn’t give adequate notice of the injury.
Our skilled attorneys at Newland & Newland, LLP, strive to head off that kind of employer strategy. Under Illinois workers' compensation statutes, you must give proper notification of your back or neck injury to your employer within 45 days. If you give proper notice, you should receive workers' compensation benefits even if the accident it wasn’t witnessed by a co-worker. Furthermore, even in the event you had a pre-existing back or neck injury, you can still receive workers’ compensation if the injury was aggravated during the course of your duties.
Pick Up the Phone and Call Today
If you're physically able to pick up the phone, you should, and right away. Give us a call, so our workers' comp and personal injury lawyers at Newland & Newland, LLP can meet with you and begin working on your case. We've been doing that with outstanding results in the northern Chicago area, with offices in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Chicago, Cary and Itasca for over 20 years.
We're available by fax and e-mail too. Take your pick, but by all means contact us to schedule your free initial consultation. Upon request, we make home and hospital visits.