Back Injury At Work Compensation
Back Injury At Work Compensation In Arizona
Back and neck injuries are a common cause for Workers’ Compensation claims. Although you might expect that people working in heavy labor like construction would be the only people injuring their neck or back, the truth is that this is not always the case. Spine injuries can be caused by any number of events that happen at work such as attempting to move a weighty object or even a simple fall. We have represented clients working in all sorts of industries who suffered a spine injury while at work.
Spine injuries can be quite serious and, especially if they require surgery to treat, may result in an employee missing a substantial amount of work. It is absolutely essential that you seek legal advice and medical treatment immediately if you have sustained an on the job neck or back injury.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Neck and Back Injuries
A spine injury can be extremely painful and stressful to deal with. It is important to file Workers’ Compensation with your employer immediately so that you can get the treatment you need without worrying about incurring medical bills. In addition, it is extremely important to file a Worker’s Report of Injury with the Industrial Commission of Arizona.
Your work related spine injury could fall into one of the following categories:
Aggravation: Your injury falls into this category if you have a pre-existing condition which was aggravated by an event at your current job.
Chronic Injury: This type of injury developed or progressed over time but was nonetheless caused by your employment.
Sudden Injury: A specific work related event like falling from a ladder describes this type of injury. Spinal fractures typically fall within this category.
If you fall into any of these categories, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation. It doesn't matter who or what caused the injury, Workers’ Compensation in Arizona is a no fault system designed to cover the costs associated with the injury event. If you have suffered a spine injury at work, Workers’ Compensation can potentially cover your prescriptions, medical visits, and physical therapy. Going through the Workers’ Compensation claims process can feel like a weight on your shoulders, so it is important that you have an experienced attorney that can remove that stress.
How Fendon Injury Law Can Help
At Fendon Injury Law in Phoenix, Arizona, we have over 40 years of combined experience in Arizona Workers' Compensation Law. We offer a free consultation so that we can evaluate your case and provide you with the best advice possible. Contact us today for a case assessment!