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More than one million workers suffer from back injuries each year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau explains that back injuries account for one out of every five injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The total costs of compensation claims related to back injuries run in the billions of dollars.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
The following are more facts and figures about back injuries and pain from the American Chiropractic Association you need to know:
- Low back pain is the number one most common cause of disability around the world
- It is the second most common reason for doctor’s office visits.
- American’s spend in excess of $50 billion per year in search of back pain relief (unfortunately, this only accounts for obvious costs).
Most back injuries today are the result of some kind of trauma. Whether it’s a slip and fall, an impact injury, or a repetitive motion type of injury, the pain can be long lasting and, in some cases, debilitating.
Unfortunately, you may not experience the symptoms of these injuries until days, weeks, months, and even years after the actual injury occurred.
That’s why it’s so important to consult with a back injury lawyer to help you determine whether or not your injuries might be entitled to legal compensation.
Common types of back injuries include:
- Herniated, bulging, and/or ruptured discs
- Slipped or torn discs
- Compression fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Nerve damage
- Collapsed discs
- Strains, spasms, and sprains
- Low back injuries
- Vertebral fractures
While this isn’t a complete list of all injuries that may qualify for a back injury lawsuit, they are among the most common. Consult with a Phoenix back injury attorney today if you have questions about whether or not your back injuries qualify.
Common Causes of Back Injuries
Back injuries occur for many reasons. Most back injuries, though, are the result of trauma or mechanics rather than illness or disease. The key is in identifying the cause of the mechanical issue. Below are some of the more common causes of back injuries:
Of course there are many other causes of back injuries. That’s why it’s so important to speak to a lawyer for back injuries sooner rather than later – even if it seems like a relatively minor injury at the time. Some injuries don’t reveal the full extent for a long time after the inciting trauma occurs.
Am I a Candidate for a Back Injury Lawsuit?
If you’ve received a back injury resulting from the actions of another person or in the process of carrying out your job, the odds are good that you may, very well, be an excellent candidate for a back injury lawsuit. Those that result in expensive medical bills, documented time off work, and long-term disability are more obvious candidates, but there are plenty of other instances that qualify as well.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation from a Friedl Richardson Back Injury Lawyer
Whether the pain from your back injuries is debilitating to the point that your quality of life has been dramatically altered or you are simply seeking help to pay off costly medical expenses left over from the treatment of your back injuries, you need a phoenix back injury attorney on your side who will fight to help you get the help you need to get your life back on track – and hopefully find relief for the pain.
Let our experienced legal team act as fierce advocates on your behalf. We cannot undo the damage that’s been done medically speaking, but we can help you recover some damages for medical expenses, lost work, diminished ability to provide for your family, quality of life issues, pain and suffering, or permanent disability in the aftermath of your back injury.