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Fort Wayne Back and Neck Injury Lawyer

Back and Neck Injuries

At Delventhal Law Office, we understand how difficult it can be to recover from a neck or back injury following an accident. Our team has worked closely for years to get our clients the compensation they deserve when their injuries are the fault of someone else.

Some back or neck injuries are minor and can respond to conservative treatment after a few weeks. Other injuries, however, are life changing. If you have been injured in an accident, please contact a Fort Wayne back and neck injury attorney today to schedule a consultation.

Common Injuries

In many types of accidents, the traumatic impact can damage the neck and back. Some of the more common injuries include:

  • Whiplash and other soft-tissue neck injuries in workplace car accidents
  • Compressed nerves
  • Back sprain or strain
  • Herniated discs in the back
  • Broken neck
  • Fractures in the back, including lumbar fracture
  • Spinal cord injury, which can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia

In some cases, it is not unusual for accident victims to feel “okay” following a workplace accident, such as a car crash or slip and fall. It might be a day or two before they start to recognize stiffness and pain in their neck or back, which quickly degenerates. At that point, they should immediately go to the hospital to have a doctor look at them. Different diagnostic tests can include X-rays and MRIs which might identify the problem before it becomes too serious.

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Recovery

Our clients are anxious to recover as soon as possible so they can return to their normal lives. Many are in so much pain they cannot work, which is costing them much-needed income.

Recovery from a neck or back injury depends on the particular injury and its severity. Mild whiplash might clear in a month or so with painkillers and massage to introduce movement again. More serious whiplash could cause problems for 6 months or longer.

If you need surgery to treat your condition, then you could also develop complications.  Surgery often requires extensive recovery time, which can become harder as we age.

If you have a spinal cord injury, then there is a good chance that the injury is permanent. Rehabilitation and surgery can help some people recover movement and sensation, if the spinal cord was only minimally damaged. However, a full sever of the spinal cord will result in paralysis below the point of injury.

Areas We Practice

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At the Delventhal Law office, our Fort Wayne personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of accident victims. If you or a family member was injured because of the carelessness or recklessness of another party, we can help. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers handle a wide array of legal cases, including:

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Workers’ Compensation for Your Back & Neck Injury

At the Delventhal Law Office, we strive to obtain full compensation for our clients after an accident. To be sure, in order to receive the compensation to which you are entitled, it is imperative that you report your workplace injury as soon as possible. Failure to do so could prevent you from recovering the compensation that you deserve.

To determine how much you might qualify to receive, please meet with an attorney at Delventhal Law Office today. Our team of Fort Wayne back and neck injury lawyers have settled many cases on behalf of our clients, and we are eager to assist you in your quest for fair compensation.

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