Illinois Herniated Disc Lawyers
Neck, back and herniation injury due to negligent actions by another can result in chronic pain and even the end of a career. From four offices in Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Crystal Lake, Waukegan, and Chicago, the workers' compensation law and personal injury firm of Newland & Newland, LLP has provided 15 years of personalized attention and successful representation to clients.
Our experienced neck/back injury attorneys provide representation to workers, helping them find the resources they need to cover medical bills, missing income, time off work and wage differentials. Whether a herniated disc results in temporary or permanent work restrictions, we can help you with a current and future disability. Contact us to learn more.
Understanding Herniated Disc Injuries
Between the vertebrae in our spine are round discs containing a liquid that cushions the bones like shock absorbers during our everyday movements. When these discs suffer trauma in accidents or a workplace injury, the liquid can leak out causing friction as bones grind against each other. Bulges or weak spots in a disc can place pressure on nearby nerve roots resulting pain throughout a person's body. A herniated disc can pinch a nerve in the spine causing what is often described as a shooting pain in a particular area of the body, such as an arm or hand from a cervical herniated disc in the neck, or in a leg or foot in a lumbar herniation in the lower back.
Proper diagnosis of a herniated disc isn't possible using standard x-rays. These injuries require sensitive diagnostic tests using computed axial tomography (CAT or CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other expensive technology. Because there is little agreement among physicians about how to label disc injuries, they can go by many names including:
- herniated disc
- ruptured disc
- disc protrusion
- slipped disc
- collapsed disc
- torn disc
How Can We Help You?
Regardless of what your disc injury is called, it can be painful and sometimes disabling. It is also important to remember that there is no clear connection between the severity of a herniated disc and the pain a victim experiences. Our goal is to determine the extent of your injury, its impact on your ability to perform your job and quality of life, and to help you recover the appropriate compensation you need and deserve, including workers' comp, insurance and other possible legal settlements or jury awards from third party claims.
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The workers' comp and personal injury lawyers at Newland & Newland, LLP are prepared to provide comprehensive support and representation for your herniated disc or other neck and back injuries. Contact us for a free evaluation of your condition. For 15 years we've been providing outstanding results for clients throughout the northern Chicago area, including Cook, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, and King County.