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Workers' Compensation for Back and Spine Injuries

Matt Murphy Jun 11, 2017

Lower back pain and injuryBack injuries are one of the most common injuries people experience while at work, and a common reason why people seek workers' compensation coverage. The lawyers at Murphy Law Firm have helped countless people in the greater Missoula area with these issues, making sure people receive the compensation that's due to them.

We'd like to take a moment to consider the dangers of back injuries and legal concerns when seeing workers' compensation coverage. This can help people throughout Montana who've suffered an on-the-job injury themselves in their quest for proper compensation.

Back and Spine Injuries Can Have Major Repercussions

If you suffer any kind of back, neck, or spinal cord injury while on the job, it can lead to major setbacks in your personal life and professional life. The injury may require a long time for recovery, putting you out of work for weeks or even months. These kinds of injuries can result in changes to mobility and overall strength/wellness, making it difficult to perform simple tasks you may have taken for granted. In severe injuries, the damage to the spinal cord could result in partial or total paralysis.

This is why it's so important to protect yourself on the job and to work cautiously. When a back injury does occur, however, our attorneys can provide the guidance you need when seeking workers' compensation coverage.

Causes of Back and Spine Injuries

Some common causes of back, neck, and spine injuries include heavy lifting, serious falls, vehicle collisions, repetitive motions and stress, and so forth.

People who work in construction, industrial jobs, shipping, emergency response, and nursing are at risk of back and spine injuries given the nature of their job.

How Much Will I Receive for a Workers' Compensation Claim?

The amount of compensation a person would receive for their back injury can vary a great deal based on a variety of factors, such as the nature of the job, the severity of the injury, and the overall nature of the injury. Some factors to consider include:

  • Medical expenses incurred
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost income during recovery
  • Changes in future earning capacity

What If I Am Denied a Workers' Compensation Claim?

If you are denied workers' compensation benefits, this does not mean you will not receive any benefits at all for your injury. Many people who have legitimate workers compensation claims are initially denied for a variety of reasons. Sometimes the claim will need to be filed again, while other times it may be necessary to seek the assistance of a work injury lawyer.

How a Work Injury Attorney Can Help

Filing workers' compensation claims and fighting for your benefits can be an involved process, which is why having trained workplace attorneys on your side can be so helpful. We will note the circumstances of your case and offer an honest assessment of your legal options. This kind of counsel can help you through a process that can sometimes be complicated.

Contact Our Team of Work Injury Attorneys

If you would like to learn more about workers' compensation benefits and your legal rights following a workplace accident, be sure to contact our team of work injury lawyers today. Our team of attorneys will discuss these matters with you so you understand all of your options.

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