Common Back Injuries in the Workplace

Back injuries plague workers across many industries, accounting for one out of every five workplace injuries. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million Americans suffer back injuries in the workplace each year.  Their employers feel the pain as well, impacted by decreased productivity.

If you’re seeking Workers’ Compensation for a back injury, contact David Taylor Law today. Our experienced Myrtle Beach injury lawyers will help you get the medical treatment you need and the Workers’ Comp benefits you deserve.

 

Common On-the-Job Back Injuries

Back injuries often occur as the result of hard physical labor, but can also stem from sedentary activities, too. The most common injuries that our South Carolina personal injury attorneys have seen include:

  • Lower back sprains and strains
  • Bulging, herniated or slipped discs
  • Pinched nerves
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Spinal cord injury/damage

 

Treatment of Back Injuries

Depending on the severity of your back injury, treatment may include one or more of the following:

  • Hot/cold compresses
  • Medication for pain and inflammation
  • Specialized chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage
  • Surgery

Medical costs can quickly add up, leaving many injured workers wondering how they’ll pay the bills – especially while they can’t work. Trust our South Carolina back injury attorneys to handle your Workers’ Compensation claim so you can focus on your recovery.

 

Preventing Workplace Back Injuries

Back injuries can occur as the result of:

  • Overexertion
  • Improper lifting technique
  • Inadequate training
  • Pulling/pushing
  • Poor posture
  • Car accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Falls

In order to prevent workplace back injuries, keep these tips in mind:

  • Make sure you are properly trained, especially if your job involves heavy equipment or machinery.
  • Learn proper lifting technique.
  • Pay attention to your posture.
  • Modify repetitive motions.
  • Listen to your body.

 

Your Personal Injury Case

Some injuries, such as those caused by repetitive motions, are harder to prove than others when making a Workers’ Compensation claim. That’s why it is important to have a seasoned personal injury lawyer on your side.

Our Myrtle Beach, SC-based team can help prove that your job caused your injury, working with your employer and their insurance company to ensure you receive the benefits you’re entitled to.

 

Schedule a Free Consultation Today!

If you’ve sustained a back injury at work, David Taylor Law in Myrtle Beach is here to help! Our law firm takes a personalized approach to each Workers’ Comp case, providing legal services with an extra dose of compassion.

To learn more or to schedule your free consultation, please give us a call today!