- Accident-related injuries
- Legal issues
- Legal issues
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Common Motor Vehicle Accidents/Collisions
WhiplashWhiplash is one of the most typical injuries following an accident, especially when rear-ended or a rear-end collision. Its a neck injury that happens when the neck snaps suddenly back and forth causing trauma to the tissues in the neck. Symptoms often develop a few days after the accident including:
- Limited neck movement
- Stiffness and pain in the neck
- Pain or tenderness in the upper back, shoulders, and arms
- Numbness or tingling in the arms
- Headaches starting at the base of the skull
- Problems with concentration or memory
- Ringing in the ears
- Sleep issues
- Muscle weakness around the affected nerve/s
- Sharp shooting pain that can spread out from the shoulders to the arms, legs and low back
- Tingling in arms or legs
- There could also be no symptoms and no discovery of a herniated disc until tested for something else.
- Weakness in the limbs
- Loss of bladder/bowel function
Diagnosis and treatmentA doctor will review medical history along with the accident information. Imaging tests will follow like:
- CT or computed tomography scan
- MRI or magnetic resonance imaging
- Soft collar
- Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications
- Corticosteroid injection/s
- Nerve blocks
- Physical therapy
- Surgery to correct certain injuries when all other forms of treatment are not working
RecoveryEvery case, accident, and injury is different and depends on several factors, like age, health, and how severe the accident/collision was. Severe and extreme injures like a burst fracture can take a long time to heal.
Legal IssuesIndividuals with a spinal injury can face thousands in medical bills. If there is medical equipment involved along with therapeutic services for long-term care, like physical therapy then bills will accumulate. Also, a personal injury claim could be necessary to pay for everything, especially, if the accident/collision is no fault of your own. Compensation could help with:
- Loss of employment
- Employment benefits
- Wages lost
- Ability to work/earn income
- Medical expenses
- Consult with a specialist when considering filing a personal injury claim
Work CompensationIf a spinal injury accident happens at work there could be worker’s compensation. Workers’ compensation is insurance that replaces wages and medical benefits to workers that have been injured while doing their job. These are injuries that happened during the operation of a motor vehicle, like a truck, or forklift. The worker must file an injury report immediately so there is documentation supporting the injury claim. Waiting to file can make the employer question if there even was an injury. A workers’ compensation claim works differently than a personal injury claim, based primarily on what is covered under the job’s insurance policies. An example is the legal term pain and suffering. This is not covered by workers’ compensation. However, a work training accident would be covered by work comp in the event that the individual cannot return to their job/occupation after the injury. However, any injury/s after a motor vehicle accident/collision should never be taken lightly or ignored. Individuals must be proactive in their treatment after an accident/collision. This is to prevent and avoid further injury.
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