Injured Your Back at Work?
Our California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are Ready to Help
Back injuries can be painful and debilitating. A severe back injury can leave a worker unable to perform many job-related tasks, as well as leave a worker with pain and discomfort for years to come. If you suffered a back injury on the job in California, you are entitled to workers’ compensation coverage for your injuries. If your back injury prevents you from working, you may also be entitled to temporary and/or permanent disability coverage.
The California workers’ compensation law firm Invictus Law is ready to help you file your claims and maximize your coverage for your workers’ comp claim, regardless of the nature of your injury. If you have sustained harm because of the nature of your work, you are entitled to coverage. We can help you get the medical care and the financial compensation you deserve after your workplace back injury
How Do Back Injuries Happen at Work?
Back and neck injuries in the workplace are far more common than many people realize. Back injuries are especially common in any job that requires manual labor. Back injuries can occur due to any number of workplace accidents, including:
- Falls from heights
- Vehicle accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Being struck by a rolling, falling, or flying object
- Being thrown by an explosion
- Scaffolding collapse
If you were injured in an accident in the workplace, California law guarantees you coverage, with limited exception. Even if you were responsible for the accident, you are entitled to coverage. Aside from certain exceptions including intoxication, illegal activity, or intentional injury, you can collect benefits to cover your medical treatments and lost wages. A seasoned California workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure you are eligible to obtain the maximum benefits possible after your workplace accident and back injury.
Repetitive Stress and Back Injury
Not all back injuries happen due to a workplace accident. Back injuries can also arise over time due to repeated stress. Employees commonly develop back injuries over time when they work in jobs involving:
- Heavy lifting
- Repeated lifting, turning, carrying, and pulling
- Hunching over desks or other equipment
- Working with heavy machinery
- Standing or walking for entire shifts
Even office jobs can lead to back or neck repetitive stress injury if workers are not seated in ergonomically appropriate chairs. Repetitive stress injuries and other injuries that accumulate over time are covered by workers’ compensation so long as the condition developed as a result of the job. They can be tricky to prove, however, and many insurance companies and employers will try to find some other cause for the injury, such as recreational activities. By putting the cause on something other than the job, they avoid paying out for the injury. A savvy workers’ compensation attorney can help ensure that you get the coverage you are owed as a result of your accumulated back injury.
The Dangers of Back Injuries
The spinal cord is complicated and extremely delicate. The spine connects bones with ligaments and muscles while housing the irreplaceable central nervous system. Damage to the spinal cord can have severe, lasting, and potentially fatal consequences. Any damage to your spine can affect how your body functions, preventing your brain from sending proper signals to your limbs, organs, and other body parts. Severe damage to the spine can cause paralysis, quadriplegia, organ failure, cognitive difficulties, and other extremely harmful conditions. Even minor damage to the spine can lead to extensive medical treatment, chronic pain, and functional limitations. If you suffer injury to your spine, see a doctor immediately to ensure you get the diagnosis and treatment you need.
Call Invictus Law For Help After a Workplace Back Injury in Orange County And the Inland Empire
If you’ve been injured on the job in California and need help securing fast, complete workers’ compensation benefits, contact an experienced, talented, and professional Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law at 949-287-5711, serving Orange County and the Inland Empire with offices in Orange and Ontario.