Back injuries are one of the most common types of work-related injuries. They can occur over a period of time due to repetitive lifting or involve a single, traumatic incident. The most important thing you can do to protect yourself is to notify your employer as soon as you are aware of your injury.
Common back injuries include back sprains, fractured vertebrae and herniated or bulging discs. If you sustain an injury to your back, after notifying your employer you should seek immediate medical attention. It is important to explain to your doctor how the incident occurred, where it occurred and the type of pain you are experiencing.
Your physician will ultimately dictate what type of medical treatment is required to treat your injuries. Oftentimes, we see treating physicians begin a slow course of physical therapy to strengthen the muscles and tissues surrounding your spine. If continued therapy and pain management are not enough to treat your injuries, surgical intervention may be offered as a last resort.
Our role is to assist you with obtaining the benefits you are entitled due to a work-related injury. This includes compensation for your time off work, payment of necessary medical expenses and a disability award, depending upon the nature of your injury. If you have any questions or concerns regarding how the insurance company is handling your claim, please feel free to contact our office for a free legal consultation.
The attorneys at Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid are committed to representing people who have been seriously injured and incur significant medical expenses as a result of work-related incidents. Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid continue to handle all types of other personal injury cases in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendall Counties and all throughout the Chicagoland area.