Next Steps After A Work-Related Back Injury

Walking, sitting or standing can be unbearable after an employee has suffered a back injury. Basic work tasks equal debilitating pain because it is difficult to move any part of the body without affecting the injured area. Work becomes uncomfortable, if not impossible.

If you have suffered a back injury on the job, the lawyers at Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., can assist you in recovering benefits from Workers' Comp, Social Security Disability Insurance and long-term disability insurance if you are disabled. The legal team at our firm possesses decades of experience with workplace injury and illness claims. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our New York attorneys at 518-631-4521.

Injuries And Issues Related To Pre-Existing Conditions

While back injuries are common, securing benefits to cover losses from these injuries is challenging. Pre-existing conditions may be found in the affected area after a thorough medical exam. Benefits are denied, even if the pre-existing condition did not cause the injury. Changes in recent case law have helped us succeed in getting benefits for workers.

Work-related back injuries can take many forms and include herniated discs, lower back sprain, nerve impingement, spinal cord damage or paralysis. Injury claims involving a back injury often result from:

  • Lifting or hoisting
  • Slipping or tripping
  • Falls from ladders or scaffolds
  • Repetitive stress
  • Being struck by an object
  • Poor ergonomics
  • Work vehicle accidents

If you have suffered a back injury on the job, the Schenectady work-related back injury lawyers at Silverman, Silverman & Seligman, P.C., will fight for the compensation you deserve. Please call 518-631-4521 for a free consultation or contact us online.