Back injuries are one of the most common workplace injuries in our society today. Whether the injury occurred from heavy lifting, an auto accident, or some other type of workplace injury, a back injury can be debilitating. If you have injured your back at work, it is important to contact a physician and seek treatment right away. Your doctor will most likely be able to determine if the pain was an original result of the work injury or if the injury made pre-existing pain even worse.
Injuries involving the back and neck often impact the spine. It is important to keep in mind that what may seem like a minor injury today can get worse with time and greatly impact your future mobility. Herniated or slipped discs can start off feeling like minor annoyances but end up as life-changing conditions. Your family doctor or orthopedic physician will be able to help you understand both the current and possible lasting effects of your injury.
After you take care of the immediate task of seeing a doctor, it may be in your best interest to contact a work injury attorney. An attorney with experience in workplace back injuries can protect your legal rights and determine if you have a case. If you hurt your back due to normal working activities or due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Your legal recovery can depend on a number of factors including whether or not your employer has worker’s compensation coverage. Even if coverage is available, you may be entitled to additional compensation for your injuries under another insurance policy.We Can Help
It is important to speak with a work accident lawyer who understands your injury, how it affects you now, and how it can affect your future. Our San Antonio attorneys have extensive experience handling a variety of work injury cases involving back and spine injuries. We know what it takes to investigate the details of your case, help you find the medical treatment you need, and fight to get you the fair and just compensation you deserve. Contact our office today for a free consultation.Law Offices of Ronald A. Ramos, P.C.