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Back Injury Suffered on the Job
Some of the most prevalent injuries, and usually the most devastating work-related injuries, are back injuries. In addition to being incapacitating, back injuries can take a long time to heal. While some back injuries may be treated surgically, others cannot, and their results will be paralysis and agony that last a lifetime. A spinal fusion, an invasive treatment, may be necessary for people with serious back injuries to fuse together different parts of their spine.
When performing physically demanding work or as a result of an uncomfortable workplace environment, employees may get these injuries. Serious back injuries need to be treated, or they might result in incapacity or long-term discomfort. They may develop gradually over time or occur as a result of one event.
Back injuries at work are not treated the same way as other injuries under workers' compensation. To maintain your financial edge going forward, it is essential to understand how the law works. Unless you are completely unable to work for an extended amount of time, back problems often do not result in legal proceedings.
Rarely can a significant back injury be properly cured with just one hospital visit and painkillers. Surgery is frequently required to fix discs that have herniated, been injured, or moved out of position. After that, your doctor can advise you to partake in regular rehabilitation treatment for weeks, months, or even years in order to regain your mobility and minimize the chronic pain you experience every day. There will be a cost associated with each therapy session.
You might be able to pursue a personal injury case if your injury was caused directly by someone else's negligence and it resulted in monetary loss or other measurable damages for you. You may be able to get further compensation through a personal injury case in which workers' compensation is not an option, depending on the circumstances of your accident and the seriousness of your condition. You must, however, be able to demonstrate that the negligence was the result of a third party in order to pursue a legal action.Work with an Experienced and Skilled Back Injury Attorney
After a workplace injury, you need to submit a personal injury or workers' compensation claim. To do this, you need a skilled lawyer who has earned recognition for their excellence inside and outside of the courtroom. Serious back injuries can result in long-term discomfort and incapacity, and you should be compensated for your suffering. Regardless of the specifics of your case, we have the expertise to effectively represent you.
Please get in touch with us right away if you or a loved one experienced a back injury at work. Because it reflects the commitment, we bring to every case we take on, we take great satisfaction in our exceptional reputation at the Law Office of Ruth E. Johnson. Honesty, determination, empathy, and great legal expertise form the foundation of our reputation and approach. For a free initial case evaluation, contact us at (305) 720-2086 right now.