If you have suffered from a work-related back injury, you are not alone. Data released in December 2014 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in 2013, 212,080 people had work-related back injuries with sprains, strains, and tears accounting for 148,470 back injuries that year. On average, workers missed seven days of work for back injuries. Those who suffered a back fracture missed an average of 65 days of work. Back injuries account for a lot of missed work.
Unfortunately, there are a variety of ways you may suffer a back injury while at work. Most often, they occur when someone is lifting something heavy. They may also happen because of repetitive twisting and bending motions or from holding the same position for a long time with little or no movement. If you work with heavy machinery, the vibration of the tools or machinery may also result in back pain. Back pain may also happen due to an accident, such as someone dropping something heavy on you or you falling off a ladder. No matter the reason for your back injury, if you are injured while working, you should be covered under worker’s compensation.
If you have suffered a painful back injury while at work, a Mobile Workers Comp Attorney can help you. At Citrin Law Firm, we will discuss with you any compensation you are owed. We will work with you to make sure you get the medical care you need and that all expenses related to it are properly covered. If you are entitled to other compensation for your injuries due to negligence on the part of the manufacture or others, we will also work to make sure you get the proper compensation. The case evaluation is FREE, so contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.