A back or neck injury can affect every part of your life and may even make it impossible to do your job. If your injury occurred at work or as the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other damages.
Workers in the coal mining and foresting industries work in dangerous environments that can easily result in a disabling back or neck injury. If you have suffered from an injury like this while on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for any injury that is job-related. These benefits include:
- Medical care for as long as you are injured
- Wage replacement benefits for as long as you are unable to work or can only work part-time
Unfortunately, the workers’ compensation doctor treating your injury may not classify your back or neck injury as serious enough to prevent you from working. In that case, the insurance carrier may discontinue your benefits while you are still too hurt to work. It often takes a lawyer’s help to you get the benefits you need and deserve.
At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., our lawyers help people injured on the job obtain the medical care they need for their neck or back and the compensation they deserve for their injury. If you have been injured, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We have offices in Charleston, Logan and Summersville.
Incidentally, if your injury was caused by employer’s unsafe work practices, such as failure to provide you with proper training, you may be entitled to additional compensation under West Virginia’s deliberate intent laws.
Car wrecks, falls and other types of accidents can result in chronic neck and back pain. You are entitled to recover compensation for all of your damages, including pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
We work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless you do.
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