Back Injuries: Workers Compensation Claims & Settlements
A back injury can be debilitating. It can keep you from working, sleeping, caring for your loved ones, and managing even the most basic daily tasks. Back injuries sustained while on the job seem to hurt even more, as your work is what caused your injury, and now you’re unable to make money.
This is why it is so important to get the medical and legal help you need right away. While your doctors can help you get your back in working order, your workers’ compensation lawyers can help you get the money you need to cover your care costs, lost wages, mileage reimbursement, and compensation for partial or total disability.
Hurting From A Work-Related Back Injury? Get A Free Case Review
Are you suffering from a work-related back injury? You have just 120 days to file your PA workers’ comp claim and need to take immediate action. Contact an experienced Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney at Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo today. Email us or call 800-952-9640 to request your free case evaluation. We represent injured people across the state.
Back Injuries Account For A Large Number of Workplace Injuries
According to Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, back injuries made up 12.3% of all workplace injuries in 2017. What leads to so many back injuries? The leading causes of back injuries include:
- Exerting too much force, such as through lifting or moving
- Performing repetitive movements, such as those that require twisting or rotating your spine
- Being inactive, often due to desk-based work environments
Whether your back injury stemmed from one of the above causes or something else, know that you need not live with your injury forever and that you can reach out for help to see if you are eligible for work comp benefits.
Common Work-Related Back Injuries
A high incidence of work-related back injuries correlates to the fact that injuries to the back vary widely. They occur due to one-time accidents as well as repeated stress, and can include:
- Spinal cord injury (leading to paralysis or other impairment)
- Chronic back pain
- Back sprains and strains
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
The highest incidents of back injuries occur within the healthcare industry but can affect those in trade, transportation, manufacturing, and even administration.
Two Steps To Move Forward After A Back Injury
1. See The Right Medical Specialists For The Best Care
Your physical health is of the utmost importance. It is essential that any back injuries that you have experienced are diagnosed properly. Without an appropriate diagnosis, the treatments you receive may not be as helpful as they are intended to be. We will work to ensure you get the help of the right specialists to regain as much normalcy to your life as possible.
In addition to handling your workers’ compensation claims, our firm is highly skilled at representing clients throughout the Social Security Disability process. We are committed to helping clients obtain the benefits that they deserve for the disabling injuries they have suffered.
2. Let Us Fight For Compensation For Your Back Injury
When you’re seeking a workers’ compensation attorney who will fight for you while being the guiding support you need throughout the process, look no further than Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo. Our experienced Pennsylvania workers’ comp law firm has been serving Pennsylvania since 1936. You’ll find we have decades of experience guiding clients through the work comp process. You’ll also find our award-winning representation backed by more than 150 online reviews from past clients.
You don’t have to pursue workers’ compensation for your back injury alone. We know what it takes to get full and fair benefits. We also know how to help you move forward to a better future. Email us or call 800-952-9640 for prompt legal help.