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Cedar Rapids Neck and Shoulder Lawyer
The shoulders and neck are two of the most load-bearing areas of the body, and the motions that we go through at work can cause a number of different types of injuries to them. However, your employer has a responsibility to ensure a reasonably safe work environment, and if you begin to suffer a neck or shoulder injury, they need to take steps in order to minimize the risk of further or permanent damage.
If you have developed a neck or shoulder injury while at work, your employer may attempt to deny responsibility or limit their liability for your injury. If this occurs, immediately contact Cedar Rapids neck and shoulder injury lawyer Pete Leehey today for help fighting for your rights and working to see that your employer does not shirk their responsibilities.
Types of Neck and Shoulder Injuries
There are two major types of neck and shoulder injuries that can occur, and almost all injuries will contain one of these two components:
- Structural Stress. This is most often the result of poor posture, slouching, or holding a neck between your ear and shoulder. The small muscles in your neck, in these cases, are forced to hold up the heavy weight of your head, leading to chronic stress and strain. Structural stress can be avoided by maintaining proper posture and using a headset to speak on the phone.
- Compression. Compression occurs when the bones of the neck begin to rub against each other. The discs between the spine and neck are made of a soft substance, which over time from being compressed can lose their cushioning qualities, and pain can result.
If you have developed a neck and shoulder injury while at work, contact a Cedar Rapids neck and shoulder injury lawyer at the Pete Leehey Law Firm, P.C. today at 877-209-9452. We will fight to see that you receive the full extent of any workers’ compensation benefits you may be owed.