Back injuries can be painful, debilitating, and lasting. Unfortunately, they are an all to common workplace injury leading many to seek workers compensation benefits to help recoup expenses. Unfortunately, the workers compensation system is notoriously difficult to navigate. The workers compensation insurance carrier will launch a full investigation into your claim to determine if it will pay and, if so, how much. It is a common practice of these insurance companies to try and find any reason to deny or devalue your claim. At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, our practice is focused specifically on helping you claim your workers compensation benefits.
Some workers find they have sustained a back injury as the result of an accident like a slip and fall. Other workers may develop back problems as the result of placing repetitive strain on the spine. Some of the most common types of workplace back injuries include:
Treatment needed for your injury will greatly vary based on the type and severity of the injury you have sustained. Therapeutic measures such as massage and physical therapy may be necessary. In severe cases, much more extensive treatment may be necessary. This includes the possible need for surgery.
After sustaining a workplace injury, you may find yourself in pain and with mounting medical expenses. Facing a complicated and sometimes daunting workers compensation system can be just too much to handle. At Morrison, Webster & Carlton, Attorneys at Law, we focus our practice on helping our clients recover the workers compensation benefits to which they are entitled. Contact us today.