It may start as a simple headache. You get home from a long day at work and your head begins to hurt, followed by some leg pain. You’re not sure why your legs are hurting so you take some medicine. Over the next week your legs continue to hurt and you start to struggle with mobility. The pain actually becomes so bad that going to work each day is a struggle, and getting your work done is nearly impossible.
This type of pain could be the result of a serious back injury. Many workers may not realize that a back injury can cause pain in a number of other areas in the body. It is always important to get checked by a doctor to determine what type of injury is causing the pain.
A doctor’s diagnosis is important if the injury was work-related. If you’re seeking compensation because of a work injury, a diagnosis will help a workers’ compensation attorney determine the best way to help you recover any benefits you deserve.