Traffic crashes, unsafe workplaces, and poorly designed workspaces or procedures disable hundreds of people with neck and back injuries each day. Even when the problem is diagnosed as a muscle spasm or muscle strain, the pain, limited mobility, and weakness that results can make life miserable and doing one’s job impossible.
When the vertebrae, spinal discs, and nerves along the neck and back become damaged by trauma or repetitive motion, recovery can become impossible. The best many neck and back injury sufferers can hope for is a lifetime of sometimes ineffective pain management and limited employment opportunities in positions that require both minimal exertion and no long periods of either standing or sitting.
Regardless of the cause, injuries to the neck or spine take many forms. A partial list includes
In addition to physical pain, a back or neck injury often produces numbness, tingling, weakness, and lack of coordination in the legs, arms, and hands. Sleeping can become difficult, and even turning one’s head can become difficult. With spinal cord nerve involvement, blurred vision, headaches, and memory loss can persist.
The personal injury lawyers and workers’ compensation attorneys with Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman welcome opportunities to help neck and back injury sufferers. We know from experience that people often need to file back injury lawsuits in Ohio because insurance companies and disability benefits programs like workers’ comp tend to deny initial claims on the grounds that problems involving the muscle, bones, and nerves of the neck and spine are actually preexisting conditions.
A Columbus neck injury attorney will expect his or her client to encounter this obstacle to recovering medical costs and lost wages. The plaintiff’s lawyer will also understand that a past or existing condition does not prevent an accident victim or disabled worker from filing claims for a new or exacerbated injury.
A principal service a Columbus back injury attorney will provide is ensuring that his or her client can answer each objection based on preexisting conditions with solid medical evidence that the car crash or events at work gave rise to a new health problem or worsened the health problem that already existed. Putting neck and back injury sufferers in touch with qualified and reputable physicians, skilled physical and occupational therapists, and medical or employment specialist who can testify on the injured victim’s behalf are primary responsibilities of a Columbus personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney.
You can schedule a free, no-pressure consultation with a neck injuries and back injuries attorney at the Columbus, Ohio, offices of Agee Clymer Mitchell & Portman by calling (614) 221-3318. We are also happy to set up appointments online, and we can come to you if health considerations make visiting us difficult.