Workplace Back Injuries in Sacramento
Review Your Case With a Sacramento Workers’ Comp Lawyer
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
Smolich & 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.
If you have suffered from a back injury on the job, call Smolich &
Smolich today by dialing (888) 452-0703 for a
free case evaluation and put a formidable attorney in your corner!
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.
If you have sustained a back injury at work,
contact Smolich & Smolich today!