Although many businesses have been affected by the Order of the Governor in response to the Covid-19 virus the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation system remains open and available to help those injured at work.

We also possess the technology to support remote work efforts and we want to reassure you that we remain fully operational and responsive to all of your legal needs.

In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic our firm has decided to WAIVE ALL WEEKLY ATTORNEY FEES for every new Workers’ Compensation client for the rest of 2020.  We want to do our part to give back to the community.  We will continue to reduce our fees on ALL lump sum settlement as well.

Stay healthy.  If you need answers or help, please call us, reach out to us though this web site or email us directly at: [email protected], g[email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist*
AS AUTHORIZED BY THE PA SUPREME COURT

Back pain could sideline Pennsylvania workers

Whether their work is physical in nature or keeps them behind a desk all day, Pennsylvania workers are at risk for soft tissue injuries. One of the most common types of soft tissue injury is back pain. Whether a single event leads to such an injury or it happens over time, it can sideline a worker for a substantial period of time.

Research indicates that for every 10 adults, eight will suffer some sort of back pain in their lifetimes. The three primary causes of this injury are from repetitive motions, especially twisting of the spine, moving or lifting heavy objects, and sitting for long periods without the proper back support. Employers are required to provide workers with the equipment and/or training they need in order to minimize the potential for injury, but that does not mean everyone will avoid this type of pain.

Missing work is only part of the result of back pain. Some workers may only need at home remedies to recover, but others may require more aggressive treatment and medical intervention. Depending on the severity of the injury, a worker may require surgery, physical therapy and equipment to help with walking. Others may require less intensive medical intervention but may still need to take time off work to heal.

Make no mistake, work-related back pain can be a serious injury. Without making changes in the way a Pennsylvania resident works and receiving appropriate medical attention, the situation could only get worse. This type of injury may qualify an individual for workers’ compensation benefits to help with lost income and medical expenses needed in order to recover. To increase the chances of receiving this much needed assistance, an injured worker would greatly benefit from consulting with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.