Getting Compensation For Florida Workers Who Injure Their Backs
Back injuries are one of the most common medical complaints in adults. They can be problematic because the pain or numbness can spread to other parts of the body. If you suffer constant pain from a back injury, you may be unable to sit, stand, walk or sleep. Even a minor back injury can be debilitating and prevent a worker from returning to his or her job.
If You Cannot Work, We Will Help You Obtain Benefits
If you suffered a back injury on the job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, work comp carriers may not be willing to pay all to which you are entitled.
At the Panama City law firm of Walborsky Bradley & Fleming, PLLC, we will help you submit an initial claim or appeal a denial of your claim. It costs you nothing to meet with one of our lawyers to find out if you have a claim for medical treatment and a portion of your wages while you are away from your job.
Learn About Your Options From An Experienced Florida Attorney
In the workplace, back injuries are frequently caused by falls, vehicle accidents and repetitive or heavy lifting. If a negligent third party was involved — such as the manufacturer of a defective ladder — we can file a separate personal injury lawsuit for additional damages, including pain and suffering.
A back injury can cause problems ranging from severe pain to paralysis. Some of the most common back injuries include:
- Lumbar strain or sprain
- Vertebrae fractures
- Compressed spinal disks
- Pinched spinal nerves
- Disk herniation, slipped disks and ruptured disks
- Degenerative disk disease that is worsened by an on-the-job injury
Helping You Get The Maximum Amount Of Compensation For Your Serious Injuries
Injuries involving the spinal nerves are typically more serious and can result in conditions such as chronic pain, paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia. In these situations, working and caring for yourself and your family may be impossible. You will need considerable compensation and benefits to cover your medical bills and monthly expenses. Speak with one of our attorneys to learn how we may help you get the workers’ comp benefits you need.