According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, back injuries at work are extremely common. In 2016, musculoskeletal disorders involving the back accounted for 38.5 percent of all work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Injuries to the back can occur in a wide number of situations beyond a workplace accident or injury, such as a car accident or slipping and falling. In certain situations, even a small amount of trauma to the back can lead to paralysis, nerve damage, chronic pain, and other painful symptoms that could require years of medical treatment and therapy.
Because of the long-term nature of some back injuries, back injury victims and their families could encounter crippling financial burdens as a result. In addition to immediate costs like hospital bills, those facing severe injuries may need long-term care and specialized equipment. In addition, the lost income from not being able to work can be a heavy financial burden.
Types of Back Injuries
A person's job and enjoyment of life can be severely affected by neck and back injuries. If you are suffering from neck and back injuries after being involved in a negligence-related accident, our caring legal team can help you file a compensation-seeking claim. With our help, you may recover the monetary compensation you need to seek treatment and cover the costs of other injury-related costs.Neck and back injuries can cause:
- Muscle spasms
- Fractured vertebrae
- Herniated disc
- Spinal cord injury
- Muscle strain or spasm
Causes of Back Injuries
Both long-term and short-term damage can lead to prolonged back injuries. While a car accident or fall from a height can cause immediate, concentrated trauma, decades of muscle strain can turn into chronic pain and lifelong complications. To prevent injuries like these, employers should be providing safety training and equipment that can reduce the risks of injuries on the job. Proper treatment after an injury can also make a huge difference, as jarring a victim after trauma to the spinal cord can increase nerve damage and the risk of paralysis.
Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, Can Help
Our legal team has decades of experience with back injury lawsuits and claims. We will aggressively and passionately advocate for your case, regardless of its complex nature. We will review any available evidence and consult with medical professionals in order to strengthen your injury claim. With millions of dollars recovered in compensation behind us, we are the kind of law firm you want fighting to protect your rights as an injured victim. Contact us today for a free consultation.