Neck and Back Injury Lawyers
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that most commonly occurs after a car accident , where the ligaments and muscles of the neck are forced beyond their normal range of motion, due to a sudden jerk forward or back.
Whiplash can lead to long-lasting issues that affect your ability to comfortably work and live. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you’re able to take steps to receive compensation for your suffering.
Types and Symptoms of Neck and Back Injuries
At KMSC Law, we have represented many clients with many different types of neck and back injuries, including:
- Chronic pain;
- Nerve damage;
- Shoulder injuries (including damaged rotator cuffs, bursitis, and tendonitis);
- High-severity whiplash (WAD III and higher);
- Strains and sprains; and
- Related emotional and psychological injuries.
Whiplash Associated Disorders (or “WAD”) are classified according to the severity of their signs and symptoms. WAD III injuries are severe, often involving nerve and tendon injuries, and receive the most compensation. WAD I and II are less severe, involving muscles and ligaments, and receive less compensation.
If you are injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident, the classification of your injury as WAD I, II, or III can be especially important because certain whiplash injuries are subject to Alberta’s Minor Injury Cap, which limits compensation for pain and suffering.
Symptoms of back and neck pain are varied, and the pain can range, both in duration and severity. Some symptoms that can be linked to whiplash are:
- Loss of range of motion
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to see a doctor right away. They can give you an accurate diagnosis, which is important for both your recovery and any civil claim you’d like to pursue.
Free No-Obligation Consultation for Neck and Back Injury Victims
Whether an injury falls under the Minor Injury Cap is often unclear. Sometimes, a seemingly minor injury can evolve into a chronic condition. If you have suffered a neck or back injury in a Motor Vehicle Accident and think your condition may fall under the cap, it is still in your best interest to speak to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. Even if your injury is limited by the Cap, you may still have the right to receive compensation for your loss of income, cost of care, loss of housekeeping capacity and other out of pocket expenses.
If you’ve injured your neck or back in an accident, our team of injury lawyers can help. We offer free consultations for those suffering from whiplash and related injuries. We have offices in Grande Prairie, Fairview, Edmonton, La Crete and Spirit River. We serve all of Alberta, including Fort McMurray, Grande Cache, High Level, High Prairie, Manning, Peace River, Sexsmith, Slave Lake, and Valleyview.