Back Injuries Caused by Lifting on the job
BACK INJURIES ON THE JOB MAY BE DESCRIBED AS:
- Sudden, one-time traumatic injuries, with pain developing either right away or within 24 hours
- Cumulative injuries associated with repeated lifting tasks on the job
You may have suffered a back injury in the course of your work as a nurse, a construction worker, a loading dock worker or a warehouse stocker. Your injured muscles, ligaments or disks can be considered work related if the injury occurred during the course of your employment. You may require medical care, and you may be unable to continue working, either temporarily or permanently, because of pain and discomfort. You may experience tenderness, stiffness, soreness or spasms. It is important to get a medical evaluation promptly.
TENNESSEE ATTORNEYS ADVISE CLIENTS ON HOW TO GET WORKERS' COMPENSATION AFTER A LIFTING INJURY
If you suspect or know that your back was injured through activities in the workplace, you may be eligible for workers' compensation benefits. To maximize the likelihood of a successful workers' comp claim, you should report the injury to your supervisor or human resources department as soon as it happens or as soon as you become aware of it. You can gain valuable information and insights through an initial consultation with a workers' compensation lawyer. Initial consultations at Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law in Chattanooga are free. There is no risk in talking over your workplace injury with a lawyer at our Tennessee law firm.
OUR LAW FIRM REPRESENTS EMPLOYEES WITH ON-THE-JOB BACK INJURIES
Wagner & Wagner has been a trustworthy resource for injured people in Tennessee and Georgia for decades. Established in 1945, the law firm is known as a group of "lawyers helping injured people." Our attorneys represent people injured at work and away from work. If there is any doubt as to whether your injury took place during the course of your employment, you should certainly talk to a lawyer. Know your rights and how to assert those rights. Talk to one of our attorneys about how to protect yourself from unlawful retaliatory discharge or demotion when you report an on-the-job injury.
AFTER A WORK INJURY, YOU MAY HAVE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM IN ADDITION TO A WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASE
After a workplace back injury in Chattanooga or elsewhere, attorneys of Wagner & Wagner can help ensure that you receive all compensation you are eligible for. If your injury took place because of negligence of a subcontractor, a product manufacturer or some outside agency such as a delivery service, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the liable third party. This third-party liability claim will be in addition to a workers' compensation claim through your employer's insurance company.
Schedule a no-obligation consultation with an experienced Tennessee workers' compensation lawyer at Wagner & Wagner by calling or emailing us.