Back Injury

Back Injury Lawyers Delaware & Pennsylvania

A back injury can many times be serious and cause long-lasting pain and suffering, but they do not always surface immediately after an accident. When a person falls at work, or lifts something that causes strain and injury, he or she often works through the initial pain not realizing the full scope of the injury.If you have been injured at work, it is best to discuss your situation with Wilmington, Delaware, accident lawyers who thoroughly understand work-related back and neck injuries. The Newark, Delaware injury lawyers at Beverly L. Bove Attorney at Law, have been handling cases like these for decades. We pride ourselves on being effective and efficient in helping injured people get the attention they deserve and the compensation they need to recover.

Reach us online or by telephone at 302-777-3500 to schedule a free initial consultation and get the personal attention you deserve. We offer free on site parking for your convenience and are located just off of Route 202.

Back Injury Implications

Injuries involving the back and its various structures are the most common reason for workplace absenteeism due to injuries. Approximately one fourth of occupational injuries involving missed work time are due to back injuries. What your job entails can help predict the likelihood of you experiencing a work related back injury in your lifetime. For example, healthcare workers frequently sustain back injuries due to handling, lifting and manually moving a patient. Healthcare workers also have a higher rate of aggravating their back injury once they have recovered. This is also true of many occupations that are very labor intensive such as construction workers, masons and roofers.

Back injuries vary from person to person based on age, current occupation and job history.  Most injuries involving the back are due short in terms of duration. The injured worker is typically able to return to work after a full recovery. Pain and reduced functioning, loss of strength and limited range of motion are common in moderate back injuries.

Those that sustain more severe back injuries may have the same symptoms but for a much longer term. These types of injuries are more debilitating and recuperation is much longer. Often times recovery involves physical therapy and/or chiropractic manipulation.

The most severe back injuries can become life long, debilitating injuries. If a disabling musculoskeletal condition occurs the worker is vulnerable to lost wages, decreased earning potential and loss of independence. A diminished quality of life is also experienced in very severe work related back injuries.

Causes Of Back Injuries

Back injuries have two main causes: Organizational & Individual. Organizational causes are out of our control and they are factors such as aging, gender and changing job descriptions.

Individual causes the employee or employer can control and include factors like aggravating a preexisting condition, a single, traumatic event such as a slip and fall. Improper lifting techniques, poor posture and poor physical condition also can increase your chances of sustaining a back injury at work.

Types of Back Injuries

Back injuries can be in several forms due to the back and its parts being so complex. Sprains and strains due to overreaching  or overextending are very common back injuries that are not too severe. Bruises, contusions and discoloration are soft tissue back injuries that are common in workplace falls. More severe back injuries are slipped or herniated discs, fractures and spinal cord injuries. Long term effects of back injuries can be chronic pain, numbness, tingling in extremities and paralysis.

Analyzing Your Back Injury Claim

Damage to your spine can cause more than just localized pain where you threw your back or neck out. Nerves in the spine are closely tied to organs and functions throughout your body. Your initial pain is what prompts medical treatment, but your medical care and insurance should reflect the effects of your injury in other areas as well.If injuries like these go untreated, they can lead to long-term degenerative injuries. At that point, many insurance companies may claim that the degeneration was not caused by accidents or activities at work. The truth is that the degenerative injury you struggle with may be closely linked to workers’ compensation. Our DE accident attorneys understand how different injuries throughout the body are related and have experience gathering the substantial evidence required to support injury claims of this nature. We can help you understand your rights and take action to protect your health and well-being.

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The Middletown Delaware workers compensation lawyers at our firm serve accident victims throughout Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania. This includes Wilmington, Newark, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Brandywine, Fairfax, Talleyville, Kennett Square, Chester, West Chester, Coatesville, Media, Upper Darby, Malvern, Phoenixville, Avondale, Downingtown, Broomall, Bear. Glasgow, Middletown, Odessa, Smyrna, Townsend, Dover, Milford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Seaford, Laurel, Dagsboro, Lewes, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island and Ocean View, Delaware.