Philadelphia Back Injury Attorney
Your back is without a doubt one of the most important parts of your body, charged with the task of keeping you upright, allowing you to turn, and giving you the musculoskeletal support necessary to bend over, stand up, and lift heavy objects. A back injury can be debilitating and can lead to substantial loss of time at work.
If you have sustained a back injury at work, it may be in your best interest to pursue long-term disability compensation. Contact Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C. at 215-238-1130 for more information on your rights.
Types of Back Injuries
The most common ailment is pain in the lower back, and the majority of these instances are caused by strain injuries, usually associated with forceful motions and lifting, although sudden and violent tensing of the back, as when one slips or falls, can also be at fault.
More extreme back injuries can include:
- Herniated discs
- Arthritic conditions
- Broken vertebrae
Depending upon the degree of these injuries, there also exists a risk of paralysis, potentially rendering the injured person paraplegic or quadriplegic.
The Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., have the experience and expertise that you need to protect your rights and secure the appropriate workers’ compensation benefits if you have suffered a back injury at work.
Back Injuries in the Workplace
Whether your injury is the result of an isolated accident, the recurring physical stresses of job-related lifting, or an ergonomically deficient workspace arrangement (i.e., chairs, desks, and computers that strain the body’s orientation), we can help you to determine the suitable form of recourse for your disability. That judgment will depend largely upon the diagnosis given by an osteopathic specialist, and we can help you to obtain a thorough evaluation of your injury, because our first concern is for your health.
If you or a loved one has sustained a back injury at work, contact Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers of Lowenthal & Abrams, P.C., at 215-238-1130.