Neck & Back Injuries
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At Alvarez Law Offices, we understand the profound impact that neck and back injuries can have on your life. Our experienced team of Crown Point neck and back injury lawyers is dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process to secure the compensation you deserve. Whether you've sustained an injury at work or elsewhere, our firm is here to provide the guidance and support you need during this challenging time.

Common Types of Neck and Back Injuries

Neck and back injuries encompass a wide range of conditions, each varying in severity and impact. Some of the most common types of neck and back injuries we encounter include:

  • Whiplash: Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly jolted backward and then forward, causing strain on the neck muscles and ligaments. It is often seen in car accidents but can also result from workplace incidents such as falls or being struck by heavy objects.
  • Herniated Discs: A herniated disc occurs when the soft inner gel of a spinal disc protrudes through its outer layer, pressing on nearby nerves. This can cause significant pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected area. Herniated discs are commonly caused by lifting heavy objects, repetitive motions, or traumatic injuries.
  • Sprains and Strains: Sprains involve the stretching or tearing of ligaments, while strains refer to injuries to muscles or tendons. Both types of injuries can result from sudden movements, overexertion, or improper lifting techniques. These injuries can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
  • Fractures: Fractures in the vertebrae can occur due to severe trauma, such as falls from heights or being struck by heavy equipment. Vertebral fractures can lead to chronic pain, spinal instability, and, in severe cases, paralysis.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious types of neck and back injuries. They can result from direct trauma to the spinal cord and can cause partial or complete loss of function and sensation below the site of the injury. These injuries often require long-term medical care and rehabilitation.

Common Causes of Neck and Back Injuries

Workplace environments can present numerous hazards that increase the risk of neck and back injuries. Understanding these common causes can help you take preventive measures and seek appropriate legal assistance if an injury occurs.

  • Lifting Heavy Objects: Improper lifting techniques and lifting objects that are too heavy can strain the muscles and ligaments in the back, leading to injuries such as herniated discs and muscle strains. It's crucial to follow proper lifting protocols and seek assistance when handling heavy loads.
  • Repetitive Movements: Jobs that require repetitive motions, such as assembly line work or constant typing, can lead to overuse injuries in the neck and back. These repetitive actions can cause muscle fatigue, inflammation, and long-term damage to the spinal structures.
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls: Wet floors, uneven surfaces, and cluttered walkways are common hazards in many workplaces. Slips, trips, and falls can result in a variety of neck and back injuries, from minor sprains to severe fractures and spinal cord injuries.
  • Vehicle Accidents: For those who drive as part of their job, vehicle accidents pose a significant risk for neck and back injuries. Collisions can cause whiplash, spinal fractures, and other traumatic injuries that require immediate medical attention and long-term care.
  • Struck by Objects: In workplaces with heavy machinery, construction sites, or warehouses, being struck by falling or moving objects is a common cause of neck and back injuries. These incidents can lead to fractures, concussions, and severe spinal injuries.

If you've suffered a neck or back injury at work, don't wait to seek legal assistance. Contact Alvarez Law Offices today at (219) 300-5204 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Crown Point neck and back injury lawyers.

We've Recovered Billions for Clients

  • $15 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $8.5 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $4 Million Steel Mill Explosion
  • $3.55 Million Injured Tradesmen/Steelworker
  • $3 Million Prescription Medical Defect
  • $2.5 Million Amputation in Illinois
  • Battery of Children

    Battery occurs when any person knowingly touches another in a rude, insolent, or angry manner. A simple battery is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and no more than 180 days in jail. If the battery results in bodily injury, it becomes a Class A misdemeanor punishable with a fine of up to $1,000 and no more than one year in jail.

    When the battery occurs against a child, the severity of the crime increases significantly. If the battery is committed by someone who is at least 18 years of age against someone who is less than 14 years of age, it becomes a Level 3 felony. This is punished with a fixed prison term between six and 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000. If the battery results in death, it’s a Level 2 felony with a prison term between one and 30 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

    If the case is considered an aggravated battery, the charges are more severe. Aggravated battery occurs when the individual intentionally or knowingly inflicts injury that creates:

    • Substantial risk of death.
    • Loss of a fetus.
    • Serious permanent disfigurement.
    • Impairment or protracted loss of the function of an organ or part of the body.

    Aggravated battery is typically a Level 3 felony, but it becomes a Level 1 felony if it results in death and is committed by a person at least 18 years of age against someone less than 14 years of age. This is punishable by 20 to 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

  • Nonsupport of a Dependent

    If you fail to provide support for a dependent child either knowingly or intentionally, you can be charged with a Level 6 felony. Support includes food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. This is a Level 5 felony if you have a previous conviction under this charge. 

    You may have a valid defense against this charge if the child has abandoned the home of the family without the consent of their parents or an order of a court. However, if the child left the home due to abuse, this is not a defense.

  • Neglect of a Dependent

    If you’re charged with neglect of a dependent, you’re facing a Level 6 felony. This is punishable with imprisonment for anywhere from six months to two-and-a-half years and a fine of up to $10,000. If the offender has a previous conviction under this statute, the offense is elevated to a Level 5 felony. Neglect occurs if a child:

    • Is put in a situation that endangers their life or health.
    • Is deprived of education as required by the law.
    • Is abandoned.
    • Is cruelly confined.
    • Is deprived of necessary support.



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  • Battery of Children

    Battery occurs when any person knowingly touches another in a rude, insolent, or angry manner. A simple battery is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and no more than 180 days in jail. If the battery results in bodily injury, it becomes a Class A misdemeanor punishable with a fine of up to $1,000 and no more than one year in jail.

    When the battery occurs against a child, the severity of the crime increases significantly. If the battery is committed by someone who is at least 18 years of age against someone who is less than 14 years of age, it becomes a Level 3 felony. This is punished with a fixed prison term between six and 20 years and a fine of up to $10,000. If the battery results in death, it’s a Level 2 felony with a prison term between one and 30 years and a fine of up to $10,000.

    If the case is considered an aggravated battery, the charges are more severe. Aggravated battery occurs when the individual intentionally or knowingly inflicts injury that creates:

    • Substantial risk of death.
    • Loss of a fetus.
    • Serious permanent disfigurement.
    • Impairment or protracted loss of the function of an organ or part of the body.

    Aggravated battery is typically a Level 3 felony, but it becomes a Level 1 felony if it results in death and is committed by a person at least 18 years of age against someone less than 14 years of age. This is punishable by 20 to 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

  • Nonsupport of a Dependent

    If you fail to provide support for a dependent child either knowingly or intentionally, you can be charged with a Level 6 felony. Support includes food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. This is a Level 5 felony if you have a previous conviction under this charge. 

    You may have a valid defense against this charge if the child has abandoned the home of the family without the consent of their parents or an order of a court. However, if the child left the home due to abuse, this is not a defense.

  • Neglect of a Dependent

    If you’re charged with neglect of a dependent, you’re facing a Level 6 felony. This is punishable with imprisonment for anywhere from six months to two-and-a-half years and a fine of up to $10,000. If the offender has a previous conviction under this statute, the offense is elevated to a Level 5 felony. Neglect occurs if a child:

    • Is put in a situation that endangers their life or health.
    • Is deprived of education as required by the law.
    • Is abandoned.
    • Is cruelly confined.
    • Is deprived of necessary support.
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