Back injuries often result in physical conditions other than just back pain. For example, an injury to the spine can cause severe pain in the legs, loss of nerve sensation in the feet, limited mobility and debilitating lower back pain.
Insurance companies may dismiss leg pains or a sore neck as a minor injury unrelated to the work accident. The insurance company may then deny any subsequent workers’ compensation claim. For these reasons, it is very important to inform your physician of all aches and pains so that he or she can properly diagnose and document the true extent of your injury. This should be done during your first doctor’s appointment after your injury, if possible.
If you were injured on the job, your first responsibility is to seek medical treatment. After reaching your maximum medical improvement (MMI), the physician will use the permanent impairment rating guidelines to determine the percentage of your impairment.
For a free opinion on what your permanent impairment rating is worth, call the Eley Law Firm in Denver today and talk to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney. We have protected the rights of injured workers throughout Colorado since 1983.
Work-Related Back Injuries Can Be Caused In A Number Of Ways
From lifting heavy boxes or slipping on equipment to objects falling from a high shelf, back injuries can be caused by a multitude of workplace mishaps. No matter what caused your accident, it is absolutely imperative for you to fully discuss your accident with your attorney. Your attorney will help in your efforts to recover maximum workers’ comp medical benefits as well as a percentage of lost wages.
Back Pain Can Prevent Going Back To The Same Job — Or Any Job
Depending upon the severity of the back injury, a worker may be unable to return to their current job or unable to return to any employment. In these situations, the worker should have a physician’s recommendations in writing outlining the worker’s restrictions.
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If you suffer from a work-related injury, call the Eley Law Firm in Denver at 303-785-2828 for a free consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer. You can also contact us by filling out the email form on the Contact page.