Representing the rights of workers who sustain serious back injuries
Injuries to the back and spine can be incredibly painful and can have a substantially limiting effect on a victim’s life. Unfortunately, this type of injury is also very common in many professions. Sprain, strains, lumbar injuries, and more occur on a regular basis in many different kinds of workplaces. The good news for injured employees is that state workers’ compensation laws entitle them to benefits after an on-the-job injury.
Attorney Kenneth P. Carp understands the rights of injured workers under the law and strives to ensure that every individual who has suffered a workplace back or spine injury receives the full benefits they deserve. If you have been injured, call 636-947-3600 to discuss your case today.
Common causes of back and lumbar spine injuries at work
Back and spine injuries can occur in many different ways. Some of the more common causes may include:
• Car or truck accidents
• Slips, trips, and falls
• Accidents involving forklift or other heavy machinery
• Heavy lifting
• Repetitive stress
Common back and spine injuries resulting from the above accidents can include herniated discs, bulging discs, sprains and strains, fractures, pinched nerves, and more. Many back injuries may start as seemingly minor or annoying pain but can actually be a sign of a serious condition. If a worker continues to perform their job duties, it can often aggravate the injury significantly, leading to serious complications.
Workers with serious back or lumbar spine injuries may require extensive medical treatment, including pain medication, rehabilitative therapy, and surgery. During the course of their treatment and recovery, back and spine injury victims are generally unable to return to work to perform the same duties that caused the injury. Fortunately, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance should provide you with important benefits including medical care, lost income, compensation for temporary disabilities, and more.
Call a workers’ compensation back and spine injury lawyer for help
The workers’ compensation process can be complicated and you may not always know whether you are receiving the full benefits you deserve. To discuss your rights, please do not hesitate to contact a skilled workers’ comp attorney at the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp at 636-947-6900 today for a free consultation.