Columbia Neck Injury Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Neck injuries are some of the most common and most debilitating workplace injuries across a variety of jobs and career fields. These types of accidents and injuries can occur in an instant, often without any prior warning signs or pre-existing conditions. In fact, some workplace neck injuries may appear minor at the time of the accident—especially if severe symptoms do not immediately manifest—but can get worse as time goes on, causing serious pain or discomfort that may prevent you from returning to work. For those worried about how they’ll be able to continue earning a living or pay for treatment, the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act guarantees coverage to workers whose injuries occurred on the job and as the direct result of a work-related accident. Unfortunately, filing a claim and receiving compensation can sometimes be a lengthy and challenging ordeal, especially when dealing with insurance companies.

Because the burden of proof falls on the injured employee, who must make the case that the injury occurred on the job but also as a direct result of a workplace accident, some employers and their insurance companies will do everything possible to fight or discredit the claim in order to avoid paying out large sums of money for treatment and lost wages. That’s why it’s imperative that you have a skilled and committed workers’ compensation lawyer by your side every step of the way. Whether you’ve suffered a cervical disc disruption, whiplash, or herniation, neck injuries can cause chronic pain that may drastically alter your life. You need financial compensation to pay for medical treatment and other expenses incurred during your recovery, so you can ultimately get back to work and move on with your life.

At Goings Law Firm, LLC, it’s our obligation to fight for the rights of injured workers across the state of South Carolina. We know that many employers and insurance companies will do everything possible to delay, discredit, or even deny your workers’ compensation claim, leaving you responsible for paying potentially thousands of dollars in bills. We’ve worked on countless workers’ compensation cases and know the primary reasons that claims are denied. The Columbia neck injury attorneys from Goings Law Firm, LLC will help you get the proper medical treatment you need and file your claim so you can focus on what truly matters: your recovery. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us today by calling (803) 350-9230 and speak to a legal representative.

Why Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Although workers’ compensation was intended to provide a safety net from financial ruin for injured workers, it has unfortunately become a complicated system gamed by employers and insurance companies to avoid paying out money. Even if your case seems straightforward and you have a good relationship with your employer, all of that can change the moment you file a workers’ compensation claim. A skillful and experienced workers’ compensation attorney will ensure not only that all paperwork is filled out and filed on time, but will also work tirelessly to gather evidence and witness statements to strengthen your case, and negotiate with insurance companies to secure the full amount of compensation you require to pay for medical treatment. Insurance companies have large teams of talented attorneys who handle these cases every day. Taking them on by yourself can be detrimental to your case and may result in receiving limited or zero compensation.

Why Choose Us?

At Goings Law Firm, LLC, we’ve seen it all when it comes to workers’ compensation cases, from employers denying claims outright to paying small amounts that barely cover a single bill, and even retaliating against employees for filing a claim in the first place. We know the best course of action to avoid these outcomes because we have decades of experience. Getting the financial compensation necessary to pay your medical bills and other expenses may be the only way you will be able to recover from your injury so that you can get back to work and continue earning a living for your family. Your workers’ compensation claim is the most important thing in your life right now, and therefore, it’s the most important thing in our lives, too.

Our South Carolina neck injury lawyers will do everything in our power to represent you during this trying time, from filing your paperwork on time to taking the insurance company to court. Our team of partners, lawyers, and paralegals have virtually unlimited resources to gather evidence, talk to witnesses, and reconstruct your accident to prove your injury was a direct result of a workplace incident. Our numerous awards, including a perfect 10 rating on Avvo, is a testament to our success on behalf of our clients. We have won millions for our past clients, and are ready to do the same for you.

Types of Neck Injuries

Beginning at the skull and running the length of your back all the way to the tailbone, the spine is not only one of the most important parts of the human body, but it’s also one of the most vulnerable to injury. Made up of a series of vertebrae, ligaments, and muscles, the cervical spine supports the skull and also gives you the ability to move your head and neck forward, backward, and side to side. The neck and spine are an amazing part of the human body, but they’re also susceptible to injury from extended use as well as a single, violent accident.

Some of the most common types of neck injuries at the workplace include:

  • Whiplash – Also called a neck sprain, this injury is a common result of a car accident. Victims may experience neck pain, headaches or dizziness, stiffness, and immobility.
  • Strain from repetitive action – These injuries happen over an extended period of time. Like carpal tunnel in the hands and wrists, strains can occur from poor posture or having to sustain awkward positioning for long periods of time on the job or at a desk.
  • Herniated/Bulging Discs – This injury occurs when a disc swells or ruptures between vertebrae, often caused by lifting heavy objects while at work.
  • Fracture – The vertebrae can be fractured due to a fall or a serious blow to the neck, potentially causing paralysis.

If you’ve suffered any of the above injuries while at work and because of a workplace incident, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Contact an attorney as soon as possible to get started on your case.

Contact Us Today

If you have suffered a neck injury in a workplace accident, you need to take immediate action to ensure you get the financial compensation necessary for your recovery. To learn more about how the Columbia workers’ compensation attorneys from Goings Law Firm, LLC can help you, contact us today by calling (803) 350-9230 to schedule a free consultation and take the first step in getting back to work and on with your life.

What Clients are saying

100 stars! Mr. Goings and his staff did an amazing job in handling my case! They were with me every step of the way and made sure my case was handled with my best interest at heart! The process could not have been any easier. I am forever grateful to Mr. Goings and his team. South Carolina’s best attorney!

- Tiffany AL

Robert is the best attorney ever… you need legal representation. .. he is the one to go to.

- Jason D

After representing me after I fell down the stairs at work and injured my back, I would recommend the Goings Law Firm to handle any personal injury matter. Robert and Jessica made me feel like my case mattered to them and that my goals were their goals. They were tireless advocates for me yet they were also willing to be upfront and honest in their assessments of my options going forward. I never felt pressured to choose one course of action over the other. They treated my case like their own.

- Anonymous

Mr. Goings is an outstanding attorney. Dealing with a personal injury case can be frustrating and quite stressful. Mr. Goings and his office took care of my case with the upmost compassion and professionalism. They treated me like family. Mr. Goings is hard-working and determined to fight for his clients’ rights. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.

- Anonymous

When I looked for an attorney for my bad car accident, I read the reviews for the Goings Law Firm. This firm had great reviews so I contacted them. Thankfully, Mr. Goings took my case and fully explained the process to me and he took the worry out of my mind. Before hiring him, I tried to settle my case with the insurance company on my own, but I was low balled- Mr. Goings and his office got me a lot more than I ever imagined. A big thanks to his office!

- Anonymous

The Goings Law Firm went above and beyond assisting me after a serious auto accident. Robert Goings and Katie Gould were thorough and kind explaining every step of the process to me, sometimes more than once. Robert was persistent and professional making sure that we received the highest allowable compensation from all parties. I could not have been more pleased with the overall outcome.

- Car Accident Client

It has been a great experience having you represent my family as Our Attorney. I have learned a lot, and have come to understand the importance of good counsel. You and your team are the best. You guys are officially our family Law Firm. Thanks Robert.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for Robert Goings, and his amazingly talented team at Goings Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Goings was always genuinely concerned about my health, and overall well-being, was instrumental in recommending the best medical treatment plan for my injury, and most importantly, he treated me as if I were family. Mr. Goings was extremely attentive to every detail regarding my case, and he executed professional results and recovery, well beyond my greatest expectation.

- Slip and Fall Client

Robert Goings was my lawyer when I was in a terrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. I would not be where I am today without Robert and his staff. He worked very hard for me and was with me from the beginning to the end. He stuck to his word and got me the compensation that I deserved. I really appreciate what Robert and his office has done for me.

- Personal Injury Client

Mr. Goings worked tirelessly to resolve my husband’s case, despite the fact my husband wasn’t always the best client, and we still ended up with the best possible outcome because, in my opinion, we had the best attorney. Robert Goings is a professional, caring, experienced attorney with an amazing paralegal, Katie, and a wonderful support staff. If you need legal representation, The Goings Law Firm is the only call you need to make.

- Personal Injury Client

Mr. Goings stood up for my Constitutional Rights. He is a not your typical lawyer and you can trust him like a friend. His staff is very friendly, accommodating, and helpful throughout the entire process.

- Anonymous

Mr. Goings welcomed me in as family, he kept in contact with me about my case all the way to the end.. He works very hard to get justice.. Him and his team is very polite and hard workers.. He deserve more then 5 stars if I had to do it all over again he would be the call.. If anyone is looking for a personal injury lawyer he would be the right person to call don’t hesitate to call.. I thank him and his staff so much for everything they have done for me.

- Personal Injury Client

Hands down one of the BEST attorneys in the state!! Robert Goings exceeded all of my expectations. He welcomed me and my daughter with open arms and he kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on in my case and I really like that about him. His entire staff was awesome and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. I guarantee you, you will be very pleased with Mr. Goings. Honestly, he definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!

- Personal Injury Client

After being rear ended in a car accident, I needed help navigating the insurance settlement. Having never needed the services of an attorney, I was very anxious about the whole process. Robert Goings & his staff were excellent to work with; at no point did I question my decision or feel that we would achieve anything less than the best possible settlement. I would never hesitate to recommend him to family, friends or strangers!

- Car Accident Client

Goings Law Firm was very helpful and patient with me. Goings Law Firm educated me about the legal side of things and help me understand my case. I would recommend Goings Law Firm to anyone.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

- Personal Injury Client

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

- Workers’ Comp Client

I highly recommend Robert Goings! He is absolutely incredible!!! I had suffered from a dog bite injury and Robert went above and beyond to have me taken care of. He is extremely personable, I never felt like a “client”. He and his staff treated me as well as my family with genuine kindness. I am blessed to have had him take such great care of me and my case.

- Dog Bite Client

He was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave me status updates in a timely matter. I was VERY pleased.

- Personal Injury Client