Back injuries can result in long-term treatments, chronic pain and can even cause permanent disability. When a back injury occurs on the job, it can be even more stressful as you may be afraid to file a workers’ compensation claim in fear that you may lose your job. You may not be able to work and unable to support your family.

When you suffer an injury to your back, you need to discuss your case with qualified Pennsylvania back injury attorneys.

Types of Back Injuries

Although there are hundreds of injuries that can occur in the back, there are some that appear more often than others, especially when they are caused by a workplace accident. Some of the most common types of back injuries include:

  • Bulging disc
  • Chronic pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Sprains and strains to the lower back
  • Paralysis due to spinal cord trauma

What to Do After a Back Injury

If you suffer a back injury on the job or anywhere else, it is critical to seek medical attention immediately. A proper diagnosis may be critical to your recovery and it is important to begin the proper treatment as soon as possible. Back injuries often require specialists as the spine and spinal cord are extremely delicate. An injury to either can lead to catastrophic results including paralysis and even death.

Workers’ Compensation

A back injury at work entitles you to workers’ compensation. Even if the injury was caused by you or another co-worker, your employer is required to compensate you for medical bills, lost wages and other expenses you may incur. You cannot be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim in Pennsylvania. It is important, however, to speak to an attorney about your injury.

An attorney can review your case and make sure that you are being properly compensated. Often, employers improperly calculate the amount you should receive as compensation, but an attorney will fight to be sure that you get what you are entitled to receive under the law. Remember, hiring an attorney does not mean you plan to sue your employer as Pennsylvania law forbids lawsuits for workplace injuries in most cases.

If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury on the job or anywhere else, contact the Pennsylvania back injury attorneys at Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. You can arrange for an initial, no obligation consultation by calling us at 1-800-Lundy Law or completing the online form.

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