When you first experience back pain, you may think nothing of it. You might believe that it is a muscle strain, laying awkwardly in bed or simply a sign of getting older. However, you may have suffered a series of spine injuries as a consequence of your occupation that can result in permanent injuries and long-lasting disability. The severe spinal stress that has occurred as a result of your working activities can mean that you have to undergo medical intervention including hospitalization and multiple surgeries, and can also mean that you have to spend much of your life visiting doctors or clinics. In a worst-case scenario, you may find that you end up in a Wiltshire facing long-term paralysis as a result of these injuries. In any case, you may decide that you need to seek full workers’ compensation in order to recover from the injuries you have suffered.
Workplace Spinal Injuries
There can be several causes of spinal injury that occur in the workplace, from driving on the roads to staying in the same spot at your desk every day. Whether you have suffered your injury as a result of an accident at work, or you have a repetitive strain injury in your spine, you will need to receive medical treatment in order to overcome the problem. A sudden accident may result in severe injuries that leave you paralyzed, in which case your medical compensation will need to cover you for a long time, perhaps for the rest of your life. Repetitive strain injuries may need less urgent treatment, but they will nevertheless cause you a lot of pain.
Responsibility For Your Injuries
There are many areas in the workplace where you may be at risk of spinal injury. For example, one of the most common causes of injuries to the back are falls. This can be as basic as simply slipping on an unsuitable surface, or tripping over debris in a construction site. If you land heavily, or in an awkward position, then you may suffer broken bones, including broken vertebrae, damaged spinal cords and hernias or slipped discs. All of these problems may make it very difficult to perform ordinary tasks such as walking or driving, and in some cases, you may be unable to move parts of your body without extreme discomfort. In these cases, your employer is likely to bear the greater burden responsibility for your accident.
Receiving Compensation For Your Injuries
If you have been having trouble with spine injuries, and want to receive compensation from your employer for this problem, then you need to talk to ODG Law Group. We are legal specialists in workplace compensation, and can offer you help and legal guidance when it comes to making a claim for medical bills and living expenses. Our experience will help you get the compensation you need, so contact us today using our online messaging form, or call us for a free consultation at (818) 975-3080 now.