Because back injuries often involve the spine, they can impact you in a variety of different ways, from limiting mobility to causing chronic pain. To address these issues, you may need to be hospitalized, undergo surgery and go through months of physical therapy and rehabilitation afterward — all of which are very expensive. However, depending on your situation, you may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault part through the Florida courts.
Even though back injuries themselves are very serious, the event that causes them doesn't have to be. Even a fairly minor incident, such as a fall off of a step ladder can turn into a significant injury, requiring medical treatment and often quite a bit of time off work. It's important not to be persuaded from seeking compensation from an at-fault party just because someone else says the accident wasn't "that bad."
Back injuries can also happen even without a specific incident. This is common for those who work in fields that require heavy lifting or repetitive movements that cause injury to the back or spine. While these cases may be require a slightly different approach, speaking with a personal injury attorney is still the first step.
At Walborsky & Bradley, we work with people who have suffered serious back and spine injuries because of someone else's negligence. We understand how difficult it can be to pursue a personal injury case through the Florida courts while also undergoing medical treatment and trying to focus on your recovery. Contact us to speak with an attorney about your legal options and how we may be able to help.