Chicago Workplace Back and Neck Injury Lawyer

If you suffered a slipped disc, a herniated disc, a spinal cord injury, nerve damage, or other back or neck injuries while working, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits that include the payment of all your medical bills, compensation for a portion of your lost wages, temporary or permanent disability, vocational rehabilitation, and more. If your employer is not providing you will full and fair financial compensation for your work-related injuries, a Chicago neck and back injury lawyer at Martay Law Offices can help.

Our injury lawyers offer a free consultation to accident victims, so obtaining legal advice won’t cost you anything out of pocket. Additionally, if you decide to hire our back and neck injury lawyers, we will take your case on a contingency-fee basis. You won’t pay attorney fees until we recover compensation on your behalf.

Let an experienced attorney at Martay Law Office help you get the workers’ comp benefits you need. Call 312-372-9022.

We Help Injured Workers Recover the Benefits They Are Due 

The back and neck injury lawyers at Martay Law Office only provide legal services to injured victims. With more than 100 years of combined experience helping people get workers’ compensation benefits for severe back injuries, neck injuries, and other serious injuries, our legal team has consistently obtained positive results for our clients — results that relieve financial burdens, help people get the medical care they need, and return injured workers to their jobs.

Common Occupational Back and Neck Injuries 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers suffer over one million back-related injuries on the job each year. Common occupational back and neck injuries are prevalent among workers in various industries. Back injuries may include strains, sprains, herniated discs, or even spinal fractures. Neck injuries, such as whiplash or cervical strains, can occur due to sudden movements or poor posture.

Workers in physically demanding jobs like construction, healthcare, and manufacturing are particularly susceptible to these injuries. Office workers also face risks from extended computer use and improper desk setups.

Some of the most common occupational back and neck injuries in Chicago include:

Depending on the type and severity of back and neck injuries, workers may experience symptoms that affect their daily lives, including their ability to perform their work duties. For some workers, these symptoms resolve with physical therapy, treatment, and time, and they can eventually return to work. For others, however, the effects of neck or back injuries sustained at work are long term or permanent, leaving victims with severe pain and disability. Many workers never regain mobility or other functions lost as a result of their injuries. 

Causes of Workplace Back and Neck Injury

Workers in nearly every role and industry have at least some risk of suffering neck or back injuries at work. These injuries are often caused by repetitive movements, poor ergonomics, lifting heavy objects, and prolonged sitting or standing. Some of the most common causes of workplace back and neck injuries in Chicago workplaces include: 

  • Slipping or falling – particularly from heights
  • Exerting too much force on the back – such as from pushing, lifting, or otherwise moving heavy objects 
  • Repetitive motion – particularly those requiring rotating or twisting of the spine
  • Sitting for extended periods in a chair with inadequate support or while having bad posture

The no-fault workers’ compensation system is designed to ensure workers like you have access to medical treatment, and that their families are not forced into financial hardship because of a workplace accident. As an Illinois worker, you have a right to workers’ compensation benefits if you suffered a back or neck injury in a workplace accident, even if your employer’s negligence did not cause your serious injury. Unfortunately, without back and neck injury attorneys on your side, getting medical care and obtaining compensation for your lost wages is not always easy.

If you suffered neck, back, or spinal cord injuries while working in Chicago, put our experience to work for you. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation.