Sarasota Back Injury Lawyer
Most people have experienced back pain in their life; back injuries, ranging from mild to severe, are very common. Sometimes, though, back injuries are the direct result of work-related activities and, in some cases, these back injuries are disabling and require medical treatment. If you are a worker who has suffered a Sarasota back injury as a direct result of your employment, our Sarasota workers’ compensation lawyers at the law offices of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian can help. Call our Sarasota back injury lawyers today for a free consultation and information about what steps to take next.
Causes of Back Injuries at Work
Back injuries vary in type, severity, and cause. Some of the most common causes of back injuries in the workplace include:
- Maintaining bad posture;
- Lifting heavy items, especially with improper form;
- Falling from a high height;
- Being involved in a motor vehicle accident;
- Machinery and equipment accidents;
- Slip and fall accidents; and
- Repetitive motion injuries, caused by performing the same motion over and over.
Back injuries come in a variety of different forms. Common types of back injuries that may result from the above accident types include spinal cord injuries, whiplash, spinal column/vertebrae fractures, herniated disc injuries, and soft tissue injuries, including sprains and strains.
Recovering Workers’ Compensation for a Workplace Back Injury
If you have suffered a back injury at work, you deserve to be compensated for that injury via the workers’ compensation system. Workers’ compensation insurance is mandatory for most employers, and covered injuries are those that occur through the course of employment. If you can prove that your back injury happened at work, you may be able to recover compensation for your necessary and reasonable medical expenses, as well as a portion of your lost wages while you recover.
In order to ensure your right to workers’ compensation benefits, it’s important that you start the claims process right away. The first step is to provide notice of the injury to your employer within 30 days of its occurrence. If you wait longer than 30 days, your claim may be denied.
After you provide your employer with notice, they should notify the insurer to start the claims process. If they don’t, you have a right to bring forth the claim yourself. Our lawyers can help you deal with your employer and the insurer, establish the cause of your injury, gather evidence detailing the extent of your injury, negotiate your settlement, appeal if your claim is denied, and more.
Call Our Sarasota Back Injury Lawyers Today
Being injured at work is frustrating, especially if the injury prevents you from doing your job. If you have suffered a back injury as a direct result of your employment, our Sarasota workers’ compensation lawyers at the law offices of Barbas Nunez Sanders Butler & Hovsepian can help. To learn more about our legal services and how to recover the benefits you’re entitled to through workers’ compensation, please call us today or send us a message. We offer free consultations, and we care about you.