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Massachusetts Back Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Victims of Back & Neck Injuries in MA & RI

Back and neck injuries are perhaps the most common types of injuries sustained in an accident. Each year, countless individuals suffer severe back and neck injuries due to work-related accidents, automobile accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Your back is a complicated network of muscles, bones, and tissues. Some common types of back injuries include strains, herniated or protruding discs, and fractured vertebrae. Less common, but extremely debilitating, are injuries to the spinal cord that cause either total or partial paralysis.

About Strains & Sprains

Back and neck strains and sprains are very common injuries often associated with heavy lifting at work. This can happen due to repetitive lifting, lifting a very heavy object suddenly, or lifting and then twisting in the wrong direction. When the muscles are stretched, the injury is called a strain. When the ligaments that hold the muscles are torn, the more serious sprain occurs. While back injuries are the most common work-related injury, they are also the type of injury that is most likely to be denied or contested by the workers' compensation insurance company. If your work-related back or neck injury has been denied by an insurance company, you should call an experienced personal injury law firm to fight for your right to compensation.

Car accidents are frequently the cause of neck and back sprains and strains. During a car accident, the body can be violently thrown about the vehicle, causing injury. Wearing a seat belt can help prevent serious head injury or ejection from the car, but does not prevent whiplash or strain to the neck and back as it is moved unexpectedly around the inside of the car.

About Disc Injuries

Sometimes, injuries to the neck and back are more serious and are diagnosed as disc protrusions or herniation's commonly called slipped discs. Many people are unfortunate enough to sustain these injuries in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, and work-related accidents. These conditions are generally diagnosed by an MRI or CAT scan. If you believe that you have a disc injury related to an accident, you should see your doctor promptly or go to an emergency room or walk-in facility where your condition can be properly diagnosed.

Medical Care

Treatment for neck and back injuries can be expensive. These types of extra expenses can cause extreme financial hardship for the injured person. At Morgan & Murphy, we work hard to ensure that the party responsible for your injury pays for your medical treatment so the cost of expensive medical care does not have to be shouldered by the injured victim.

There are many different types of effective treatments for back and neck injuries. In the days immediately following an injury, many doctors will recommend either strict bed rest or, at the very least, a reduction in activity in hopes that the pain will go away. Some other types of early medical care for neck and back injuries include medication, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. These conservative measures often help reduce pain and promote healing.

Sometimes, the injury will not respond to conservative treatment and your pain continues for an extended period of time. Your doctor may schedule an MRI or a CAT scan to determine if there is damage to a disc. An EMG and Nerve Conduction Study (NCS) can help determine if there is nerve damage or a pinched nerve. Once the results of these tests have been reviewed, your doctor can help you make well-informed decisions regarding your future medical care. If you have problems with a disc, your doctor may suggest a consultation with a neurosurgeon, injection therapy, pain management therapy, or continued conservative care.

Some of the different types of medical care that an insurance company may pay for include:

  • Chiropractic
  • Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Home Exercise Program
  • Swimming
  • Prescription Medication
  • Laminectomy
  • Disc Excision
  • Fusion
  • Laminotomy
  • Steroid Injections
  • Discectomy
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Traction
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Work Hardening
  • Pain Clinic
  • Prosthetic Devices, Canes, and Braces

Call (508) 966-7254 for a Free Consultation

At Morgan & Murphy, we have offices throughout Southeastern Massachusetts to assist you in getting the medical care you need to recover from your injury. Whether your pain comes from a work-related accident, a slip and fall accident, a car accident, or any other accident caused by the negligence of another person, we have experienced personal injury lawyers who work with doctors and insurance companies to make sure you get the treatment you need to fight for the best possible medical and legal results.

Call (508) 966-7254 today to schedule your free consultation with our back injury attorneys. We look forward to meeting you and assisting you with all your legal needs.

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