After A Back Or Neck Injury, Get Representation In Southern California

Two of the more common injuries sustained in workplace accidents are back and neck injuries. Severe back and neck injuries can result in chronic pain and permanent disability.

If you are unsure of what your legal options are, please talk to an experienced lawyer in San Diego at the Mitchell Law Corporation. We will gladly explain to you what your legal rights and options are. If we are able to take your case, we will guide you through the workers' compensation claims process to increase the chances of a successful outcome.

We will handle all negotiation talks with the insurance company. If we cannot reach a fair settlement, we will present your case before a judge and jury.

Experienced Recovering Compensation For Back And Neck Injuries

The back and neck (spine) is a complex system of 33 bones, muscle and tissue. Because of the spine's complexity, when an area of the back or neck experiences trauma, damage to other areas may also occur. For example, a patient with whiplash may face disc injury, muscle strain and ligament sprain.

Common back and neck injuries suffered at work include:

  • Strains or sprains
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Herniated or slipped discs
  • Spondylolisthesis - forward displacement of a vertebra
  • Whiplash
  • Cervical radiculopathy - pain and neurological symptoms caused by an irritated nerve in the cervical spine

How Do Doctors Diagnose Back And Neck Injuries?

Your back or neck was hurt in a work-related accident and now you are at the doctor's office. In addition to performing a complete physical exam, your physician may also perform one or more of the following tests to ensure your diagnosis is accurate:

  • X-Ray: X-rays provide a health care professional with detailed images of bone structures and masses.
  • CT scan: CT scans, which produce multiple images of the inside of the body, provide more detail than traditional X-rays.
  • MRI scan: MRI scans diagnose a variety of conditions but are especially useful when examining the brain and spinal cord.

If you have not seen a medical professional after sustaining a back or neck injury in a preventable accident, do not wait to seek medical attention. Severe injury symptoms may take days to appear and may worsen without prompt medical care. If you are confused as to what steps you should take following your accident, call one of our ethical attorneys in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation now. Together, we can make sure you are receiving the medical care you need to get on the path to recovery (if a full recovery is possible).

An Experienced Team Providing You With An Aggressive Defense

Your back or neck was hurt in a work-related accident and now you are at the doctor's office. In addition to performing a complete physical exam, your physician may also perform one or more of the following tests to ensure your diagnosis is accurate:

Don't Risk Filing After The Statute Of Limitations Have Expired

The statute of limitations restricts the amount of a time a victim has to file a claim. In most cases, the victim has one year from the date of injury to file a claim in California. If you do not file a claim within the statute of limitations, you cannot file a lawsuit. This may prevent you from being able to pursue monetary compensation. We offer free case consultations and will not charge you a dime until and unless we recover benefits on your behalf.

To determine your eligibility to file a claim, contact us at 866-288-5792 in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego. You can also contact us through our website.