Neck and Back Injuries
Representing the legal rights of people who have sustained back and neck injuries at the workplace in South Carolina
Many professions and occupations expose workers to a risk of sustaining a serious back or neck injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were in excess of 3 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by employers during 2013. Nonfatal injuries can range from mild to severe, and when they occur at work, employees are often legally entitled to benefits under South Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation laws.
Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be a complicated process. While certain employers are legally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance and report workplace injuries, disputes often arise which may require an injured employee to file a claim directly with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. The best way for injured employees to ensure that they receive the benefits to which they are legally entitled is to retain an experienced South Carolina workers’ compensation attorney as soon as an injury occurs.
Workplace Neck and Back Injuries Can Be Serious
Workplace neck and back injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, over-exertion, repetitive trauma, or accidents involving defective equipment or vehicles. The types of injuries that occur may include the following:
- Spinal cord injuries – Spinal cord injuries, or SCIs, are extremely serious injuries that involve damage to the spinal cord either directly or as a result of trauma to the spinal column. In some cases, these injuries can result in complete paralysis below the location of the injury.
- Disk injuries – The spinal column consists of vertebrae that are separated by round, flat disks that absorb pressure and allow spinal flexibility. Discs can herniate, slip out of place, or rupture in response to physical trauma. When this occurs, it can be extremely painful and require surgery.
Working With An Attorney For A Back Injury
Back injuries result from a variety of incidents in the workplace, including falls, transportation and car accidents and repetitive strain situations, among many others. While back injuries are quite common in physically strenuous and demanding jobs, they are also very common in office settings, where long hours of sitting can cause backaches.
If you have sustained a back injury, it is important to consult with a lawyer experienced in helping workers with back injuries as soon as possible. These injuries can be expensive and require long medical treatment, rehabilitation and even loss of work time. An experienced lawyer can ensure you are not pressured to return to work too early and that you get the compensation you deserve.
Are you wondering, “Where can I find a qualified attorney who assists with back injuries near me?” With Walter Hundley, you do not have to worry. Hundley Law is a workers’ compensation and personal injury firm, whose attorneys know how to handle back injury cases, based in Charleston and serving the entire State of South Carolina. If you have suffered a back injury at work, contact Walter Hundley today. Mr. Hundley has decades of experience handling back injury cases and workers’ compensation claims and only represents injured workers, so you know he is working with your best interests in mind.
Working With A Lawyer After A Neck Injury
Neck and back injury cases can stem from a number of situations. For example, neck injuries can result from lifting something heavy or from repetitive strain. When a neck injury results from heavy lifting, the injury is often immediately obvious and noticeable. However, when neck pain develops gradually over time, it can be much harder to prove the injury resulted from work. In these situations, it is particularly important to have a lawyer involved who has experience with neck injury cases.
If you suffered a neck or back injury at work and are having any concerns or difficulties obtaining your benefits, contact Walter Hundley. With more than 25 years of experience representing injured workers who have suffered neck and back injuries, Walter Hundley is here to help.
Talking to a lawyer at our Charleston office can help you understand what can be done to strengthen your case and resolve any issues you may be having with your workers’ compensation case. When you need a work injury attorney, contact the Charleston law offices of Walter Hundley to speak to an experienced lawyer who is committed to helping.
Walter Hundley worked for an insurance defense firm for five years and understands state insurance law from both sides of the court. He also served in the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission for a five-year term and helped draft legislation, so he understands workers’ compensation laws in depth.
Contact A Charleston Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today To Discuss Your Neck Or Back Injury
Individuals who have sustained workplace injuries are often entitled to benefits. For more than 25 years, South Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer Walter Hundley has represented the legal rights of individuals injured at work. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Hundley, please call our office today at 843-723-1995 or 866-723-1995. Prospective clients can also send us an email through our online contact form available here.