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Workers' Compensation for Back Injuries at Anderson & Hart, P.A.

At Anderson & Hart, P.A., we understand the physical and emotional toll a back injury can take on your life. Whether you've sustained a minor strain or a serious spinal cord injury, our team of experienced workers' compensation attorneys is committed to advocating for your rights and ensuring that you receive the benefits you deserve.

The Impact of Back Injuries

Back injuries are one of the most common types of workplace accidents in Tallahassee, FL. They can occur in any profession but are especially prevalent in physically demanding jobs such as construction, nursing, or warehouse work. Frequently these injuries result in chronic pain and discomfort that could potentially disrupt your ability to work or even perform daily activities.

What Are the Most Common Work-Related Back Injuries?

Workplace accidents can lead to a variety of back injuries, ranging from minor strains to serious conditions that require surgical intervention. Here are some of the most common back injuries suffered in workplace accidents:

  • Muscle Strains and Sprains: These are the most common types of back injuries. They occur when the muscles or ligaments in the back are stretched or torn, usually as a result of heavy lifting, repetitive motion, or a sudden awkward movement.

  • Herniated Discs: The spine is made up of a series of bones (vertebrae) separated by discs. These discs can become herniated, or ruptured, when subjected to excessive stress, such as lifting heavy objects or twisting the spine.

  • Fractured Vertebrae: A severe fall or impact can fracture the vertebrae, the small bones that make up the spine. This type of injury can be extremely painful and may require surgery.

  • Spinal Cord Injuries: These are among the most serious types of back injuries. Damage to the spinal cord can result in partial or complete paralysis and other neurological problems.

  • Spondylolisthesis: This condition occurs when a vertebra slips forward onto the bone directly beneath it. It's often caused by repetitive strain or a traumatic event, such as a fall.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease: While this is a part of the natural aging process, workplace activities that put stress on the spine can accelerate this condition. It occurs when the discs between the vertebrae break down over time, leading to pain and stiffness.

  • Sciatica: This condition is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. Symptoms include pain, numbness, or weakness in the lower back, buttock, and leg.

  • Cauda Equina Syndrome: This is a rare but serious condition that occurs when the bundle of nerves at the end of the spinal cord (cauda equina) is compressed. It can cause lower back pain, numbness in the lower body, and loss of bowel or bladder control.

If you've suffered a back injury at work, it's important to seek medical attention immediately. It's also beneficial to consult with a workers' compensation attorney to understand your rights and options for compensation.

Fighting For Your Rights

We believe that if you're injured on the job through no fault of your own, you have every right to fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. That's why at Anderson & Hart, we fight tirelessly against insurance companies who try to downplay your pain or dispute your claim.

Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Sometimes employers and insurance companies may deny workers' compensation claims related to back injuries stating they were pre-existing conditions rather than workplace incidents. Our team will help gather necessary evidence like medical records proving otherwise so as not only protect but also maximize potential benefits available under Florida law.

Contact Us Today

If you need assistance with a workers’ compensation claim following a back injury sustained at work contact us today! We offer free consultations because we believe everyone deserves access no matter their financial situation. To schedule an appointment, please click here or call our office at (850) 203-3041.

We look forward to helping you get the compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.

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