Neck and back injuries are the most common reason that people miss work, and they are the second most common reason that people visit doctors, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the primary reasons that neck and back injuries can be so debilitating is that they:
- Often involve damage to the nerves, muscles and other tissues that connect the extremities to the spine
- Are associated with mild to severe persistent pain
- Can seriously impact a person’s mobility, affecting nearly any type of movement that individual tries to make
In fact, while more minor neck and back injuries may cause dull, constant pain, in the worst cases they can impair a person’s ability to turn his head, lift his arms, walk, pick up objects, bend over, sit up, drive, etc.
Causes of Neck and Back Injuries
In many cases, the negligence or recklessness of another person or party plays a role in causing mild to severe neck and back injuries. Some specific examples of neck and back injury causes that can involve negligence include (but are not limited to):
- Traffic accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and bicycle accidents
- Work accidents
- Construction accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Defective products or devices
When negligence plays a role in causing back and neck injuries, those who have been injured may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities and mental anguish. The attorneys at Brown & Brown, LLP can review your case for free.
If you have suffered a neck or back injury, call Brown & Brown in St. Louis by dialing the 3s (314-333-3333 / 573-333-3333) or in Fairview Heights by dialing the 8s (618-888-8888) for service in Illinois.