Accidents Involving Your Back Are Always Serious
When it comes to back injuries, sometimes ailments that are caused by repetitive work can be just as destructive as ones that are caused by a traumatic accident. Many New Jersey workers, whether they are employed in blue collar or white collar jobs, may have to lift heavy objects from time to time. If this is not done properly, workers could suffer lower back injuries. Whether you are at work or traveling on personal business, an accident to your back, spine or neck can have long-lasting consequences.
Aside from being extremely painful, a lumbar injury can keep an employee out of work for an extended period of time. It is therefore important for workers who have been hurt in this way to make sure they are properly compensated through workers’ compensation. At Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, our attorneys bring over 50 years of combined legal experience to your case as well as personalized attention and exceptional service.
Common Back Injury Types
Some of the most common types of back injury include:
- Herniated/bulging discs
- Fractured vertebrae (also called compression fractures)
- Strains and sprains
Your spinal cord contains an incredibly complex network of nerves connecting your brain to the rest of your body. The symptoms and consequences associated with your injury will depend on the type of injury, its severity and which part of the spine was affected. Some of the most common problems associated with back injuries are chronic pain and reduced range of motion. When severe enough, back injuries can result in paralysis.
Don’t Risk Worsening Your Injury – Seek Legal Assistance
Medical bills can pile up in a hurry for someone with a lower back injury. In addition, time away from work can lead to a lack of steady income. This can be true of all workers, not just those who work industrial or construction jobs. The simple act of sitting at a desk and typing at a computer, for example, can become next to impossible for someone who is in constant pain.
Dealing with this type of injury can be draining. Having an experienced lawyer from Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, to aid you with your case not only can provide peace of mind but also will give you a respected advocate to fight for your interests.