Few things limit a person’s ability to go to work and live a normal life as much as a back injury does. These are common injuries, particularly prevalent among car accident victims and construction and industrial workers. If you have injured your back, an experienced back injury lawyer can help you get the compensation or benefits you need.
We work on a contingency basis for personal injury claims. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. We also offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:
The symptoms of a back injury often take weeks, even months, to fully present themselves. Nonetheless, these injuries can harm your ability to make a living, leaving you with expensive medical bills and no way to pay them. There are many different kinds of back injuries, and they can range from minor to severe. The most common types are:
It is possible to sprain your back in an accident that isn't severe enough to break bones. This kind of injury usually occurs when something hits you on the lower part of your back and causes damage to soft tissues like ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
These are also soft tissue injuries that happen when something pulls on a muscle or tendon in a way that damages it. The injury could be caused by lifting something too heavy or from doing something repetitively over time (like typing all day).
A fracture happens when there is trauma to one or more bones in your body, causing them to crack or break apart from each other. These kinds of injuries can range from minor breaks that cause pain but no long-term complications to severe breaks that require surgery and long periods of recovery time.
If you hurt your back on the job, we will walk you through the workers’ compensation process. We have extensive experience handling these cases and will strive to ensure you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to for your work-related injury. These injuries do not have to be caused by accident to qualify for benefits. If you can specify the incident in which you hurt your back, you will qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
Negligence is another common cause of back injuries. If you hurt your back in an accident caused by negligence, we will fight to ensure you receive the respect you deserve from the insurance companies. We will seek a verdict or settlement that provides the full compensation you deserve for damages such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.