Lifting Injuries Happen Over Time, Not All At Once
At the Eley Law Firm in Denver, we often talk to workers who have suffered back injuries because of repetitive lifting. The pressure on the back may not be immediately obvious — in fact, it usually is not.
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Workers who have been injured on the job because of repetitive lifting often come to our law firm because their employer and the insurance company question how the back injury happened. The symptoms may not have happened until the worker got home after work, or it might even have taken several incidents before the symptoms occurred.
Proving a repetitive lifting injury can be difficult, but an experienced Colorado workers’ compensation attorney can guide you through the process of proving the cause and the severity of your injury.
At The Time, You Probably Did Not Notice What Was Happening To Your Back
Back injuries can be serious, can take time to heal and can require surgery. When the injury was caused by a workplace accident, medical bills and a percentage of lost wages should be paid by workers’ compensation.
- An engineer spent the day lifting riprap for a dam project. She lifted heavy weight all day and did not notice a problem with her back. That night, she bent over and could not straighten up. The work she had done all day had gradually, bit by bit, weakened her back.
- It did not seem like a problem at the time, but a worker shoveled snow off and on all day. He didn’t feel the problem until later, but the repetitive stress on his body caused a serious work-related injury.
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If work caused your injury, even if the injury is not immediately obvious, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Call our office in Denver at 720-759-3064 for a free case evaluation. You may also fill out the email form on the Contact page, and a representative from our office will be in touch with you shortly.
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you on your case.