Lower Back Injury

Representing Workers Who Sustained Lower Back Injuries on the Job

If you are like the majority of adults in the United States, you have experienced back pain at some point in your life. Lower back pain can be difficult to deal with, and it can significantly limit your activities and abilities, including your ability to work. There are many on-the-job risks that can lead to lower back injuries, and your employer's workers' compensation insurance should cover the full costs of treating your injury.The legal team at Morrison, Webster & Carlton has seen first hand how devastating lower back injuries can be and how these injuries can impact your life. We also know that workers' compensation claims do not always go as planned and dealing with insurers can be difficult when you are already recovering from a serious injury. For help from a Missouri lower back injury lawyer, contact our office for a free consultation today.

Job-Related Lower Back Injuries

You can injure your lower back in many different ways, some of which involve a single accident and others that develop over time. Some common causes of back injuries on the job include the following:

  • Falls from high places
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Getting caught in between materials
  • Getting hit by a heavy object
  • Violence
  • Heavy lifting
  • Regular twisting, pushing, or pulling
  • Standing hunched over a conveyor belt or table
  • Sitting in a non-ergonomic chair
  • Vehicle accidents

Whether you aggravate your back over the course of months due to regular lifting or similar physical tasks, or you suffer an acute injury in an accident, many types of lower back injuries are possible. These include:

  • Herniated, bulging, or slipped discs
  • Muscle sprains, strains, and tears
  • Compressed nerves
  • Dislocations

All of these can be debilitating and require rest, medication, and physical therapy to recover. Some people with lower back problems experience chronic pain, and they might need surgery to ultimately correct the issue.

Seeking Workers' Compensation Benefits

When you file a workers' compensation claim, you should expect to receive the benefits you need to cover your medical treatment, as well as partial wage replacement if you had to miss work. However, insurers often challenge lower back injury claims, including by:

  • Questioning whether the injury was work-related
  • Challenging the severity of the injury, including whether you needed to miss work or receive all the treatment you are claiming

Our lawyers can stand up for your right to full benefits for your lower back injury, and we can also help after a claim denial.

Contact Our Springfield and Joplin Workers' Compensation Lawyers Today

At the law firm of Morrison, Webster & Carlton, our Missouri workers' compensation attorneys help clients with a wide range of job-related injuries and illnesses. We work to get you the benefits you deserve so you can focus on your health. If you need assistance with a claim, call our Springfield office at 417-890-4600 or our Joplin office at 417-781-5690. You can also contact us online, and someone will be in touch shortly.

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