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Cook County Back and Neck Work Injury Lawyers

Palatine Spine Injury Work Comp Attorneys

Workers' Compensation Attorneys for Spinal Cord Injuries in Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows

Any type of back, neck, or spinal cord injury is extremely serious and could lead to a lifetime of challenges for the victim. Back and neck injuries, unfortunately, are among the most common types of injuries for those who have been hurt on the job. At Newland & Newland, LLP, our experienced workers' compensation attorneys are committed to helping injured workers obtain work comp benefits for injuries to the back, neck, or spine.

Common Types of Back, Neck, and Spine Injuries

You could injure your back or neck in many different ways while at work. Such injuries are often associated with falls from heights, being struck by falling objects, work-related vehicle accidents, and overexertion. Some of the most common back and neck injuries include:

  • Herniated or ruptured discs: Between each of your vertebrae is a cartilaginous disc that operates as a shock absorber. A fall or violent accident could cause a disc to bulge or rupture, as could repetitive motion and general wear and tear on the body. A herniated or ruptured disc can put pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord, causing intense pain and reduced range of motion.
  • Soft-tissue injuries: The muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the back and neck can be stretched, bruised, or torn as a result of a workplace accident. Soft-tissues injuries, including whiplash, may cause severe pain and difficulty with performing work-related tasks.
  • Compression fractures: It is also possible for the vertebrae themselves to become cracked or fractured, leading to bone fragments pushing against the spinal cord.
  • Spinal cord injuries: Any injury to the spinal cord could result in the disruption of the signals between the brain and the rest of the body, leading to nerve problems and decreased motor functions. In severe cases, the victim could suffer partial or full paralysis and possibly death.

Workers' Compensation Claims for Neck, Back, and Spine Injuries

Attorney Gary A. Newland and his team have more than 60 years of combined legal experience, and we know that a back or neck injury suffered at work can present serious challenges. We have helped many injured workers recover workers' compensation benefits, and we are ready to put our proven approach to work for you.

Our lawyers will fully investigate the circumstances of your injury, as well as your prognosis for recovery. We work closely with a network of qualified experts, including medical professionals, financial analysts, and vocational specialists whose input could be crucial in building your case. Employers and workers' compensation insurance companies may dispute the extent of your injuries or attempt to claim that the injuries were not work-related, but we will not back down. We will work hard to get you the benefits you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, full or partial disability, and vocational retraining, if necessary. If you have suffered a back, neck, or spine injury at work, Newland & Newland, LLP can help get the resources you need to put your life back together again.

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To learn more about filing a workers' compensation claim for a neck, back, or spine injury in Illinois, contact our office. Call 847-797-8000 for a free consultation and case review today. Our firm serves injured workers in Arlington Heights, Rolling Meadows, Palatine, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Des Plaines, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Wheeling, Long Grove, DuPage County, Lake County, Cook County, and the surrounding areas.

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