Jul 25, 2018

Back Injuries

Back Injuries

Legal Help for Accident Victims

A back injury can affect a person's quality of life and the ability to work or perform everyday tasks and activities. Back pain affects the neck, middle back, lower back, or the tailbone area and the pain can be either acute or chronic. A person can receive a back injury in a construction accident, car accident, a slip & fall in a premises liability accident, truck accident, workplace accident, or other type of personal injury accident. Many victims experience back pain in the lumbar or lower back region, but a back injury can affect any area of the back. If you were injured in an accident caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, you should seek legal advice from a Bradenton personal injury lawyer.

The Law Offices of Robert A Rivers, LLC. is dedicated to serving injured persons, and assists with each step of the claims process. Legal action can be taken to pursue monetary compensation for injuries, losses and other damages, based upon the case. Attorney Robert Rivers has a high success rate in reaching settlements and awards for his clients through insurance claims, and in court when a case has not settled. His firm works hard for victims of personal injury accidents, and you can be fully confident that you have a professional advocate on your side that will fight for justice and fair compensation.

Common Back Injuries

A back injury can be the result of trauma to the bones, muscles, or other tissues of that region of the body. Other causes of back injuries can be from wear or damage from disease. Back injuries are painful as an injury will affect the muscles, nerves, joints, and bones. The pain can be chronic with a dull ache or a sharp pain. It may radiate to limbs and create a sensation of tingling, numbness or weakness in the arms, hands, legs, and feet. Heavy lifting and torso twisting are common causes of back injuries, but many people experience those types of injuries in slip & fall, car accidents, and workplace accidents.

An employee with a job that requires lifting can receive a back injury when attempting to lift weight that exceeds the capabilities of the body. The usual injury in that case occurs in the lower back. It is always best to utilize carts, dollies or other equipment that can help prevent back injuries.

A back injury can range from rendering one completely immobile to experiencing a seemingly minor and chronic backache. Any degree of back injury can affect one's ability to work or conduct daily activities and tasks. In some cases, the injury is so serious and painful that the victim is unable to continue to work and earn and living, bringing extreme financial hardship to a household. Medical treatment can be very costly particularly when hospitalization, surgery and rehabilitation are necessary. Some back injuries can be so severe that a person may never return to work or be able to enjoy life as he or she did prior to the injury. If you received a back injury, you should consult with a personal injury attorney regarding possible monetary compensation to cover the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Seeking Monetary Compensation

If you received injuries in an accident that was due to the negligence of another then you may be entitled to payment of compensation for damages. The claims process can be confusing and complicated with the added pressure from the insurance company to settle. You do not have to accept a settlement offer. Your case may be worth more than the insurance evaluation. Attorney Robert Rivers protects clients in the process of pursuing compensation, and assists them to avoid the risks of dealing with an insurance company alone. You can be confident that the maximum compensation for damages will be pursued, and that Attorney Robert Rivers has had great success in recovering high value settlements and verdicts in similar cases.


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