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Workplace Back Injuries in Sacramento

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You depend on your back for a lot, and anyone who has injured their back before knows just how difficult one of these injuries can be to overcome. Despite containing some of the strongest and most rigid muscles in your body, backs are surprisingly easy to injure, and it should come as no surprise that more than 25 percent of all workers’ compensation payments in California are for back injury claims. Back injuries cause not only intense pain and limit your range of motion, but require extensive treatment or even costly surgery to avoid issues like disability, or even paralysis.

Smolich and Smolich have helped numerous clients who have suffered from back injuries on the job, and we may be able to help you as well. Since opening our doors in 1969, we have provided top-notch legal representation, compassionate counsel, and outstanding client service throughout your case. We believe everyone deserves a powerful ally on their side when they have been injured on the job, and we take pride in helping clients receive the compensation they deserve for their injuries. We understand that the clients who come to us have experienced a life-changing illness or injury, and we learn the extent to which they have been impacted in order to provide the most effective strategy going forward.

Have you suffered a back injury at work? Call Smolich and Smolich at (916) 571-0400 for a free case evaluation and secure a dedicated Sacramento injury lawyer!

Common Types of Back Injuries

Even despite your best efforts, it’s still fairly easy to sustain a back injury on the job. With so many moving parts under a substantial amount of stress for such a long time, back injuries can occur suddenly, or even develop as chronic conditions over time. Whatever your condition, you should speak to an attorney to review your options if you sustained your injury as a result of your employment.

Some common types of back injuries include:

  • Sprains & Strains: These are injuries to the ligaments and muscle tissues in the back caused by overwork or overloading. These can be extremely painful and severely limit your range of motion while you are suffering from one. They also tend to return again easily unless you can fully rest and recover. Full recovery can take anywhere from several days to months of rest and rehabilitation.
  • Spinal Fractures or Dislocations: These are extremely serious conditions that occur when one of the vertebrae in your spinal column dislocates or breaks due to impact. These are also extremely painful, and carry the risk of possibly doing damage to your spinal cord, which could cause paralysis.
  • Herniated Disc: These are discs between your vertebrae that allow material inside to leak out, placing pressure on your nerves. Herniated discs require a lot of recovery time and are excruciatingly painful until they do. Some even require surgery to correct.
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome: This is the name for a condition in which nerves are compressed in the lower back due to a different condition, including a herniated disc. Resolving this issue can take extensive treatment, and it will substantially lower your range of motion.

Recovering and regaining your ability to live pain-free is our top priority when you trust us to handle your workplace back injury. We always advise our clients to seek medical treatment as soon as possible in order to avoid injuring themselves any worse or risking a potentially devastating issue such as paralysis. Trust our team to help you get the medical treatment benefits you need as soon as possible.

Sustained a back injury at work? Contact Smolich and Smolich for immediate legal support in Sacramento.

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