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According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA), back injuries at work are second only to hand injuries as the most prevalent workplace injury. Back or neck injuries are incredibly debilitating and painful.  

Some common work-related back and neck injuries include:

  • Bulging disks
  • Compression fractures
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Herniated disks
  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle sprain
  • Muscle strains
  • Pinched nerves
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Torn ligaments

If back or neck injuries are caused by an accident at work, you can be sure that the company's insurance provider will likely try to find a way to deny responsibility for your workplace injury.    

Back pain from a workplace injury can have several causes. It can come from a single act, like lifting a box that's too heavy, or from a gradual, persistent strain on back muscles, ligaments, and the disks protecting your vertebrae. Repetitive motions, such as lifting, pulling, pushing, loading, and even sitting improperly can eventually cause your back to weaken or become strained.

Back pain can be acute or chronic: 

  • Acute pain comes on quickly, but diminishes within three to six weeks. While acute back pain can be excruciating, it is temporary.
  • Chronic pain continues for more than six weeks. Chronic back pain can be present for years, or even last a lifetime.

To save yourself time, worry and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve, you should have an attorney representing you after any such injury.

Claims arising from back and neck injuries are common, and due to the difficulty in proving the exact cause, are among those which are most frequently denied by case adjuster and employers. These types of injuries may occur over a long period of time or may take place during a single accident. They can be exceedingly painful and may require years of treatment to heal. 

Treatments for back and neck injuries are numerous and varied, ranging from the use of rest, ice and heat to physical therapy, and in some cases surgery may be required.   In all such matters, it is important to work closely with an attorney and qualified, experienced medial personnel to determine not only the cause of the injury, but the most effective treatment. 

If you or a loved one is injured in an accident, contact the attorneys at LDM&M.   Acting promptly to preserve your rights is essential after any accident.  

For over 40 years, the attorneys at LDM&M have been helping individuals across Wisconsin receive the legal satisfaction that they deserve.  Contact our offices for a free, personal consolation.


Back & Neck Injuries

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