Pursuing Compensation For Work-Related Back Injuries
From lifting heavy items to twisting the body in an awkward position or slipping on the floor, work-related back injuries can happen in a number of ways in all types of job settings. Regardless of the cause of your injury, if it occurred while you were performing a job-related duty, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
At the law firm of McCormick & Vilushis LLC, our attorneys are dedicated to helping employees navigate the workers’ comp process. We can focus on the legal side of things so you can focus on your recovery.
Determining The Full Extent Of Your Injury
Back injuries can be difficult to diagnose. In some cases, people may not even experience back pain but rather feel pain in their legs or loss of nerve sensation in the feet. This can make it easy for insurance companies to dismiss valid workers’ compensation claims. That is why it is important to seek comprehensive medical help as soon as you become aware of your injury. Inform your doctor of all of your symptoms in order to determine the full extent of your injury.
Often, people may never fully recover from a back injury. Once a doctor has determined that you have reached “maximum medical improvement,” your benefits will run out. If you are able to return to your job, you will be expected to do so at this point. If your injury has left you unable to work in any capacity, we can help explore your options. In every case, we are dedicated to getting workers the help they need and deserve.
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If you have injured your back at work, we are here to help. Call our law office in Erie at 814-455-5362 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We provide representation to people throughout northwestern Pennsylvania.