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What Kind of Back Injuries Can Lead to A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Posted on : March 6, 2019
Louisiana Workers' Comp Lawyer

A back injury is hard to diagnose right after an accident on the job in Louisiana.

You might not even realize how serious this work injury is until days or weeks after the original incident. Back injuries can limit your mobility or even mean that you can never go back to the physical job you had prior to the accident.

Since back injuries are both so common and also have the potential to affect you so much, they should always be screened for following a major accident on the job. A diagnosis can help to prevent further problems with your health.

Common Back Injuries At Work

Are you thinking about filing a Louisiana workers’ compensation claim? Back injuries are some of the most common injuries sustained on the job site and yet it can be confusing to figure out whether or not you are entitled to initiate a workers’ compensation claim.

If you have been hurt in an accident on the job and believe that you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, it is in your best interests to both file a claim promptly and to retain an experienced attorney. Back injuries can range in severity and type. Some of the most common back injuries covered by Louisiana workers’ compensation are fractures, spinal cord injuries, and paralysis.

Sever Back Injuries Related To Workers’ Comp

Other examples of severe back injuries that might be covered by workers’ comp include quadriplegia, a herniated disc, nerve impingement, paraplegia, lower or lumbar back pain or lower back sprain. You may be eligible to pursue separate legal actions in the event that your back injury was caused by a third party while you were on the job site. Successfully negotiating for permanent benefits in a back injury case can be very complicated.

The Workers’ Compenstation System

The workers’ compensation system in Louisiana assigns numerical values to the injury based on how debilitating that injury is expected to be in the future and the overall severity of the back injury. This means that it is important to attend all of your medical appointments and to hire a Louisiana workers’ compensation attorney to help you navigate the complicated process of recovering benefits.