when back pain is a big problem

The truth is, most people will experience at least a minor back problem at some point in their life. In fact, symptoms can even develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. There are a variety of activities that can lead to back pain, and in many cases these situations are minor and heal over time.

However, when it comes to back pain, there is no cause more common than back injuries. Furthermore, there are instances where certain back injuries are excruciating, debilitating, or even permanently disabling.

DID YOU KNOW: Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide.

Needless to say, the smallest of accidents can make back pain a very big problem. Therefore, if you have suffered back pain as the result of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

common causes of back injuries

Injuries frequently occur when people use their back muscles in activities that they don’t do very often. This can include lifting heavy objects or doing yard work. Other times back injuries can develop due to repetition such as excessive twisting of the spine. More severe injuries may result from falls, direct blows to the back or the top of the head, or even a penetrating injury such as a stab wound. Some of the most common causes of back injuries include:

Furthermore, is is very common that back injuries happen in conjunction with other injuries such injuries in the head, shoulder, neck, and spine. If you sustain a back injury, you should seek medical attention to ensure that you understand the extent of your condition, and can determine the cause.

in cases of negligence

Lower back injury lawsuits are commonly based on a theory of negligence. This is especially common for cases involving accidents. In such cases, the evidence would need to prove that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff, and that their breach of this duty is the cause the person’s back injuries.

An important part of presenting any case is to evaluate and present evidence that proves negligence. In back injury lawsuits, evidence can include:

  • Hospital statements and bills
  • Police records
  • Wage stubs
  • Witness statements
  • Photos or video of the event(s) leading to the injury

However, for someone who has suffered a serious injury, it can be a difficult and frustrating process. By letting our lowercase focus on building your case, you give yourself the opportunity to rest and recuperate from your back injuries.

back injuries in the workplace

Many lower back injury lawsuits are claims relating to workers compensation. Especially if the injury is due to a job-related repetitive stress injury. According to recent research:

  • Every year, over one million back injuries are sustained in the workplace
  • Back injuries account for 1 in every 5 injuries and illnesses in the workplace
  • Up to 1 in every 3 back injuries could be prevented with a better job workspace design

Therefore, one can assume that our back injury lawyers deal with a lot of cases involving workplace injuries. Keep in mind, additional evidence may be necessary to prove whether or not an employer may be held liable. For instance, liability is more likely to be found if the employer knew about risks, but did not take steps to prevent injuries from occurring.

receiving proper compensation for damages

Depending on the nature of your injury and the circumstances of the initial accident, you may be able to collect substantial compensation for damages. Frequently, you can receive compensation for injuries in court through a monetary damages award. For most people, this is a crucial resource due to medical costs and missing work.

DID YOU KNOW: Data shows that in the US, more than $50 billion is spent each year trying to treat back pain.

For an individual who has suffered serious back injuries, there is a chance to recover the costs of damages relating to:

  • Medical costs, including hospital bills and payment for pain medications
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages, if the lower back injury has resulted in an inability to work
  • Future loss of income, if the back injury has reduced the person’s ability to earn wages in the future

Furthermore, there is a possibility that your back injuries require ongoing rehabilitation. This includes treatments such as:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic treatment

Victims of back injuries may be able to recover the additional costs of these treatments as well.

Additionally, in some criminal cases when the injuries are due to a criminal intent to harm the victim, punitive damages may also be available.

should you have a personal injury lawyer?

Seeking compensation in a back injury lawsuit can be complex and overwhelming burden for the victims of an accident. That is why it is so important to get the help you deserve from an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows how to address these cases.

A lowercase lawyer can recover the damages you deserve in court, or negotiate a settlement with the defendant or health care provider if the claim does not reach court. Our job is to protect your rights.

call and ask about the lowercase fee

The personal injury lawyers at lowercase are ready to take legal action to get the  justice you deserve. Call us at 833-LOW-FEE5 (833-569-3335) and ask about the lowercase fee today.

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