Back Injuries Sustained on the Job
Injured at Work? Contact Our Santa Ana Workers’ Compensation Lawyers for Help.
If you are suffering from acute or chronic back pain as a result of your on-the-job work duties, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), back injuries are some of the most common in the workplace, second only to hand injuries. Employees typically suffer from one or more of the following:
- Fractured vertebrae
- Herniated or slipped discs
- Limited range of motion
- Lower back pain
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal cord damage
Very often, back injuries of this nature require extensive treatment and extended periods of recovery. If you are currently suffering from back pain caused by your work duties, do not wait to involve a legal professional in the matter. The right work injury attorney can help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, as well as for lost wages during time off work.
Contact Ufkes & Bright at 714.500.8661 for a consultation about your case.
Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Benefits for My Back Injury
Overextension of the spine is at the root of most work-related back injuries. Whether this occurs from heavy lifting, poor posture while sitting, or something else, if your back pain can be traced back to work-related activity, you can file a claim for workers’ compensation.
Your back injury will be diagnosed in one of three ways:
- Temporary Partial Disability: After a temporary recovery period, you may be able to resume the same job duties you held prior to your back injury.
- Permanent Partial Disability: Your back injury is serious enough to warrant a change in job duties. While you may be cleared to return to work, you will not be able to fulfill the same position you did prior to the injury.
- Permanent Total Disability: Your back injury is so severe that you will not be able to return to your former job in any capacity.
Workers’ compensation benefits are designed to cover the cost of your medical care, including out-of-pocket expenses for things like transportation to and from physical therapy, as well as a portion of your lost wages.
How We Can Help with Your Back Injury Claim
Our Santa Ana workers’ compensation attorneys are here to help you seek compensation for your work-related back injury. Whether you are fling a new claim or you are interested in appealing a claim denial, contact us at Ufkes & Bright for help.
With more than 50 years of legal experience to our name, we have successfully secured millions of dollars for our past clients. In all that we do, we are committed to providing you with the one-on-one attention your case both needs and deserves.
To schedule a consultation with a Santa Ana work injury lawyer at our office, fill out a free case evaluation form or call us at 714.500.8661.