Across the United States in 2020, people had 128,220 back injuries at work that required missed days, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. About 3,000 of them involved spinal cord injuries.
Back injuries can happen from a direct trauma, as in a sudden accident on a job site, or they can result from repetitive motion and pressure.
Really, any kind of back injury can qualify for workers’ compensation benefits.
The key is that it’s an injury at work. All of these injuries, and more, are covered:
For every situation, a workers’ comp lawyer can help you find the right options for you, whether it’s ongoing benefits for a broken back, a spinal stenosis workers’ comp settlement or understanding what average settlement for spinal fusion surgery workers’ comp you could expect.
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Every back and spine injuries workers’ comp claim—and every workers’ comp claim period—requires you to show that your injury happened on the job.
And to get the right medical treatment under workers’ comp, and to show that your injury is severe enough that you’ll miss work and qualify for earnings support, you’ll need to submit documentation like this:
You need to know this: You don’t have to go to the doctor that your company picks.
That doctor’s focus may not be about helping you above all else. Instead, they may be looking out for the insurance companies and employers.
You can and should choose your own doctor, someone who will look after your needs first.
Your workers’ comp lawyer can make sure the system doesn’t push you around.
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