What To Do After Work-Related Back Injury
If you are suffering a back-related injury either caused by your job or aggravated by your responsibilities at work, you need medical attention and treatment to ensure that the condition does not worsen and affect your ability to work now and in the future. The back is a sensitive area of the body, and allowing pain to go untreated can result in chronic pain and other conditions that will affect you for the rest of your life.
At Bonifield & Rosenstengel, P.C., our attorneys are committed to ensuring that workers are provided the best medical care possible to protect their ability to work, as well as their quality of life through the future. We understand how back injuries occur or develop over time, and we will help you understand your options for care and for achieving a successful workers’ compensation claim for the benefits to pay for treatment.
If you have hurt your back at work, call us today. For a free initial consultation, contact the work-related back injury lawyers at our St. Clair County law offices at 618-215-2412 or toll free at 866-223-2525.
Zealous Representation Following An On-The-Job Back Injury
Workers in labor-intensive jobs are the most susceptible to back injuries. In a job requiring heavy or repetitive lifting, twisting, bending over or overhead lifts, accidents can happen. A back injury could be suffered due to one traumatic accident or a lift that was too heavy. They can also develop over time from repetitive lifting that causes stress on the back or spine. These injuries can include:
- Slipped disk
- Disk herniation
- Nerve encroachment
- Injury to the upper back
- Injury to the lower back, including cervical injuries or lumbar injuries
Pain and injury can also result from the aggravation of an existing back condition or an injury that you experienced years ago.
Workers’ compensation and employers often attempt to deny such claims, saying there is no connection to the requirements of your job. We are experienced in providing the medical evidence needed to make a conclusive connection between the condition you suffer from and the requirements of your job.
Our lawyers work with some of the top medical professionals in the area to obtain the medical documentation and opinions needed to substantiate these claims. These professionals also work with our clients to treat the conditions and provide the medical attention necessary to make the fullest recovery possible and restore a quality of life with minimal pain.
To receive such medical attention and rest assured that the costs will be covered in your workers’ compensation claim, please contact us today for a free initial consultation.