Throbbing back pain that won’t subside or a dull ache in the neck that shoots down your arms can leave you unable to work and in a state of sheer panic. No pain is ever the same. Everyone has a slightly different source of pain when it comes to chronic injuries. The cause of these lifting injuries can range from high impact sports to normal wear and tear.
Unfortunately, the majority of lifting injuries are often incurred at work. According to the National Safety Council (NSF), lifting is the number one cause of job-related injuries each year. It’s important to note that nearly a third of all workplace injuries occur from lifting. The most at-risk employees work in transportation and warehousing. These types of injuries can result in pain that consumes the whole body and can be completely debilitating.
If you have suffered from a lifting injury from on-the-job activities, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. At Work Injury Rights, our workers’ compensation lawyers will fight to get you the maximum compensation available for your injuries. Contact us today to find out how you can file your claim and qualify for benefits by calling 954-833-5226 or filling out a contact form here.
Who Are Those Most At-Risk for Heavy Lifting Accidents?
Virtually anybody can suffer a work-related lifting injury. Back injuries from lifting resulted in around 236,000 cases in 2007 alone. However, certain jobs are more hazardous than others, but repetitive lifting, even just lifting small amounts of weight over and over, can cause severe problems.
Anyone who is injured from on-the-job duties should seek the legal guidance of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer immediately. Those who work in the following professions are particularly at risk for lifting injuries:
Lifting injuries can cause physical trauma and financial distress. There are significant medical costs involved and the potential for permanent disability. This can lead to loss of wages and a stack of bills. An experienced lawyer will work with you to recover your losses and provide peace of mind knowing you are being treated fairly by those responsible for your injury.
What Are the Different Types of Workers’ Compensation?
Neck and back injuries in the workplace are typically caused by heavy lifting, but they can also result from something like a fall. No matter what the cause of your injuries is, you should be entitled to multiple types of monetary compensation.
- Lump sums
- Coverage for medical bills and physical therapy
- Money for lost past, present, and future wages
The Work Injury lawyers have a combined 45 years of experience in helping workers navigate the complex process of workers’ compensation insurance and Florida injury law. We will fight for your rights from the moment you hire us until the moment you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact Our Work Injury Lawyers for a Free Consultation Regarding Your Lifting Injuries
If you are the victim of lifting injuries that occurred in the workplace, it’s crucial that you seek the legal guidance of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible. At Work Injury Rights, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality legal representation in Florida.
It’s completely free to speak with one of our lawyers and discuss your legal options. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling us at 954-833-5226.