Back injuries are among the most commonly reported workplace injuries.
From sprains to herniated disks, back injuries can be extremely painful
and debilitating. Not only do these types of injuries tend to require
surgery or extensive treatments, they can also prevent workers from returning
to their occupations. Although injured workers are entitled to collect
workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that were sustained
at work, back injuries are often denied by workers’ comp because
they are difficult to diagnose and treat.
Types of Back Pain & Injuries
Chronic Back Pain: Can last for weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime
Acute Back Pain: Comes on quickly but diminishes within 3-6 weeks
Sprains & Strains: Often caused by overuse or overloading
Spinal Fractures or Dislocations: Happens when one of the vertebrae in the spinal column dislocates or breaks
due to impact
Herniated Disc: Places pressure on your nerves and can be excruciatingly painful until healed
Cauda Equina Syndrome: A condition where the nerves in the lower back become compressed
Common treatments for back pain includes:
- Hot & Cold Compresses
- Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
- Chiropractic Care
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Whirlpool Therapy
How do I Collect Workers’ Comp for My Back Injury?
As discussed above, back injures can be difficult to prove under workers’
compensation law. It is important that you report your back injury to
your employer as soon as possible and get medical treatment from an authorized
You should then consult with an experienced attorney to get help completing
your workers’ compensation claim. At the Law Offices of Wax &
Wax, we have over 100+ years of combined legal experience. Our team of
lawyers advocate for workers’ rights throughout California and we
are ready to put our skills to work for you today.
Contact our Glendale attorneys
to get started on your injury claim today.