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Kansas City Legal Support for Workers' Neck Injury Claims

Accidents causing neck injuries may often limit the injured person’s ability to live a fulfilling and efficient life. Therefore, an injured person may be entitled to receive compensation to cover expenses related to neck injury. Discover what is the average workers’ comp neck injury settlement and how to maximize your claim. Get expert advice on workers’ comp settlements for neck injuries. Our expert attorneys at Royce Injury are here to help you receive the best possible compensation value for your injuries.

Leading Causes of Occupational Neck Injuries

Certain neck injuries may result from repetitive and frequent use of neck muscles, whereas others may also result from an accident at the workplace. Common causes of neck pain at work are as follows:

  1. Muscle strain: Uninterrupted & repetitive muscle movement may cause the neck to be stiff and strained due to exhaustion. It’s important to relax and take a break.
  2. Slip and trip: Neck injuries may also occur due to an HSE hazard left unattended at work.
  3. Heavy lifting: A job requiring heavy object lifting must be conducted by use of relevant tools and equipment instead of exerting force on the neck and arms.

To determine workers’ comp settlements for neck injuries, it is important to understand and identify the cause leading to the neck injury.

Frequent Neck Injuries Occurring in the Workplace and Eligible for Workers’ Compensation

Workers may experience various neck-related injuries while performing work. Most frequent neck injuries suffered by workers at the workplace are as follows:

  1. Muscle tearing due to overexertion of neck and arm muscles.
  2. Muscle damage due to straining ligaments.
  3. Displacement of spine discs i.e. herniated discs due to trauma.
  4. Cervical fractures from accidents.

Neck injury workers comp settlement may vary based on the circumstances causing the trauma as well as its severity.

Immediate Steps to Follow After Sustaining a Neck Injury at Work

Components of a Workers’ Comp Neck Injury Claim

To determine how much is neck injury worth workers comp, the following components may be taken into consideration:

  1. The severity of the injury and its effect on the ability to conduct daily life tasks.
  2. Medical expenses incurred by the injured for treatment and rehabilitation services.
  3. Lost wages due to injury.
  4. Compensation for disability or impairment due to neck injury.
  5. Additional expenses for psychological treatments, travel costs & purchase of specialized equipment to support the injured in conducting daily tasks, etc.

Factors Influencing the Value of Your Workers’ Comp Neck Injury Claim

Workers compensation neck injury settlement value may vary depending on following factors:

  1. Severity level of damage as well as its impact on the livelihood and life sustainability.
  2. Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs.
  3. Provision of specialized equipment for support in case of impairment or disability.
  4. Cost of wages lost due to injury and subsequent recovery.
  5. Financial impact in case of loss of job and job replacement.
  6. Career switch due to permanent disability.
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Settlement Options for Neck Injury Claims

Workers comp neck injury settlement payment may be made via lump sum payment or structured installments plan.

The table below may further clarify the estimated value of compensation against the level of injury.

Level of InjuryEstimated Compensation Value
Chronic pain due to workplace non-compliance $1500 – $3000
Minor accidental injury/Sprain$5000 – $12000
Moderate/Medium$40000 – $120,000
Temporary or permanent disability$120,000 – $200,000

Average Compensation for Workers' Neck Injuries

The compensation value of neck injury workers comp depends majorly on the circumstances leading to the trauma, the effect of injury on the ability to carry out daily life activities efficiently & lost wages due to the accident.

The following table specifies the value of compensation awarded in neck injury claims.

Level of InjuryEstimated Compensation Value
Chronic pain$2500
Minor accidental injury $11,000
Moderate/Medium injury$65,000
Temporary/permanent disability$180,000

Legal Assistance for Your Neck Injury Workers’ Comp Claim

Our expert attorneys can assist you with an assessment of your claim and identify the key elements of your injury claim to efficiently provide you with an estimated compensation value to which you may be entitled as per the level of your injury, in addition to assisting you in filling the claims as well as effectively conducting settlement negotiations to get you a fair compensation value for your neck injury.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    A neck injury involves pain, stiffness, mobility issues & headaches.
    A neck injury may qualify for disability benefits if it leads to temporary or permanent disability.
    Work-related neck injury settlement averages $5,000 to $250,000, depending on severity.
    The Statute of Limitation for filing a claim for a neck injury is two years from the date of the accident.
    Yes. Worker’s Compensation Regulations allow the injured to visit the doctor of their own selection.
    An appeal with additional supporting evidence may be filed in case of claim dismissal.