Neck injuries in the workplace can come out of nowhere, or they can build up gradually over time, starting as a small ache and ending up as a debilitating injury.
Some of these will heal quickly, with only minor medical treatment. Others, however, may be permanent, and require expensive medical treatment and physical therapy.
With neck injuries, medical bills can add up quickly. And since the injuries are often debilitating. If you’ve been injured at work in Utah, you need to make sure you are fully aware of your rights and the compensation you are entitled to.
You may wonder how much compensation you should receive for your neck injury at work. Here, we’ll walk you through all you need to know about workers comp settlements for neck injuries, and how you can get the money you deserve if your employer’s insurance company offers you less than you need to cover your bills.
The first thing you should do after any neck injury at work is report your injury to your employer. They will file a report on the incident, which will then be submitted to their workers compensation insurance provider. If you delay reporting your injury, you may risk getting a smaller settlement, or even having your claim denied.
After your employer reports your case to their insurance carrier, you will have to wait as the insurance company determines how much compensation you should receive for your neck injury at work. Unfortunately, many insurers will give you compensation that does not adequately reflect the seriousness of your injuries. Or they may deny your claim outright. To ensure you get the payout you are entitled to, contact a skilled attorney.
There are many different causes of neck injuries at work. Here are a few of the most common:
Neck injuries can cause a lot of pain in other parts of the body. The strain in the neck often leads to headaches. Pain may also spread to your arms, shoulders, and back, as nerves are compressed in your neck. More severe neck injuries may even require surgery. Neck injuries can be some of the most debilitating and painful workplace injuries. That’s why it’s important that you receive the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your recovery.
Make sure that your doctor knows about all of your health issues, not just the pain This will allow them to better treat your symptoms, and could lead to you getting more money in your settlement.
The value of a workers comp neck injury settlement can vary widely, depending on many different factors.
The main factor in every case will be the extent of the injuries. If your injury requires months of expensive medical care and time away from work, you will be entitled to a larger settlement.
You’ll also have to consider the fault of the employer. If you had a preexisting injury that was aggravated by work, then you might get less compensation for your neck injury. If, however the injury was due solely to work related causes, you stand to earn more money with your claim.
At Davis & Sanchez, we have years of experience working with clients in Utah to determine how much compensation they should receive for their neck injury at work. Every case is different, which is why we personally review all of the reports relevant to your injury.
You need a skilled attorney who won’t settle for less than you deserved. The period after an accident can be scary for you and your family. Let us, your premier Utah workers compensation lawyer fight the insurance companies, so that you can focus on your recovery.
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