There are various way in which an individual can cause serious injury to their back, neck, or spine. Some of the most common accidents and incidents that have cause serious back, neck or spine injuries include, but are not limited to:
Many of our personal injury clients are frequently faced with injuries to their back, neck, and spinal cord. When you have an injury to your back, neck, or spine, the severity of injuries may vary from the simple muscle strain to a herniation of the spinal disc to a fractured spinal cord. When a muscle in your back or neck is “strained”, this normally means that the muscle fibers have been stretched out of its normal positioning. A back or neck “sprain” occurs when the ligaments in the respective area become torn to some degree. Both conditions may produce the same sort of pain and discomfort. Generally, a doctor who specializes in orthopedics or neurology would be in the best position to evaluate and treat the injured party. The treating doctor will likely order x-rays, MRI’s, or CT scans. These diagnostic tests are aimed at ruling out more serious damage to the injured employee’s spine.
More serious spinal injuries may include herniated or ruptured discs. Generally, a herniated disc occurs when the spinal disc nucleus “leaks” out of the outer disc margin. This fluid leakage may press on the spinal nerves producing pain. Sometimes folks may refer to this condition as a “pinched nerve.” An injury to the spine may cause pain stemming from the low back to the base of the neck. These injuries may cause a tremendous amount of pain and immobility that may affect even the simplest of everyday activities. In a personal injury setting, a back or neck injury can take a person out of work for weeks, months, or even years. In severe cases, a spinal injury may be devastating and catastrophic.
The injury attorneys at The Fitzpatrick Firm, LLC are knowledgeable about the unique obstacles present in these cases. If you have sustained a neck or back injury in an accident, please contact The Fitzpatrick Firm, LLC today to arrange your consultation.
As with any injury, an accident involving your back and spine should not be taken lightly. It is important to be well informed about the medical options and risks involved. The attorneys of The Fitzpatrick Firm, LLC have handled cases involving the most serious of spinal injuries. We extend compassionate and accommodating legal services to you as a personal injury victim. We understand the pain caused by an accident can be debilitating.
Please let our Georgia personal injury attorneys help you in your claim for back, neck, or spinal injuries. Legal consultation is of utmost importance in these cases. If you are in need of information or help relating to back, neck, and spine injuries, Contact The Fitzpatrick Firm, LLC immediately!