Workers’ Compensation for Neck, Back, & Knee Injuries
A workplace injury can leave you with substantial physical, emotional, and financial suffering.
Are you dealing with pain or discomfort from a work-related neck, back, or knee injury? You may have had to take time off work. You may even need surgery, physical therapy, or other expensive medical treatments. These types of injuries can have a drastic impact on your quality of life.
If you’re in this situation, you should file a workers’ compensation claim to help you cope with the pain your injury has caused. Our attorneys have more than 70 years of combined experience, and we’re here to advocate on your behalf, even when your insurance provider or employer makes things difficult.
Whether you spend your days working at a desk, in a restaurant or shop, in a hospital, or on construction sites, you have the right to seek compensation after a work-related neck injury. If you regularly lift items over your head or hold/turn your neck in uncomfortable positions, you may be at an even higher risk for a neck injury.
Common work-related neck injuries include:
- Herniated discs
- Cervical strains
- Cervical dislocations
- Stingers and burners
- Neck fractures
Back injuries are the most common type of workplace injury. They can greatly impact your ability to work and can cause long-lasting or even permanent disability in some cases. Anyone can get a back injury, no matter what type of work they do. You may be at a higher risk if your job requires you to carry heavy materials, sit for long periods of time, bend, twist, crouch, or stoop.
Back injuries can be difficult to diagnose. MRIs are not 100% accurate, and they don’t show pain. Back injuries can involve nerves that run from your spine to other parts of your body, so you may even feel pain going down your leg or numbness in your toes.
Common workplace back injuries include:
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Fractured or broken vertebrae
- Lower, mid, or upper back strains
- Pinched nerves (radiculopathy)
- Vertebrae that slip out of place (spondylolisthesis)
- Spinal cord damage
Your knee is the largest joint in your body, and one of the most important. After all, your knees bear weight and allow you to walk, run, jump, crouch, and move throughout the day.
Workers’ compensation knee injuries are often the result of slips or falls, repetitive movements, kneeling or crouching, impact with hard surfaces, or twisting and turning. Like neck and back injuries, knee injuries can require surgery or long-term treatment and may cause significant pain, lost wages, and temporary or permanent disability.
Common knee injuries at work include:
- Meniscus tears
- ACL and MCL tears
- Knee fractures
If you have had a serious work injury, or your claim has been denied or closed, it may be hard to imagine going through a difficult legal process right now. But we want you to get the compensation you deserve. We’ll do our best to understand your concerns and make the experience as easy as we can.
We Can Help You Build Your Case
If you suffered an on-the-job neck, back, or knee injury, you may have gone through significant financial, emotional, and physical pain. Maybe you even had to take time away from work. Don’t allow your employer or the insurance company to deny your claim.
Our experienced attorneys have helped countless people across Oregon file workers’ compensation claims and fight for their benefits. You deserve an attorney who listens, cares, and is completely dedicated to helping you win your case. At Ransom, Gilbertson, Martin & Ratliff, LLP, every consultation is free and we won’t charge you anything unless you win your case. Get in touch today to discuss your situation and how we can help.