Workers’ Compensation For Back Injuries
Back injuries are among the most common workplace injuries. The complex nature of back injuries can require substantial medical treatment, and in many cases back injuries are disabling. You may need skilled guidance to get fair compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
We offer reduced fees in all workers’ compensation cases, as well as extra discounts for union members.
The attorneys at Pfeiffer Brown DiNicola & Frantz in Pottsville have been fighting for workers’ rights for decades. Partner lawyer Rob Frantz is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist,* a distinction held by less than 1% of attorneys in Pennsylvania. When you or a loved one suffers a back injury, we are prepared to get you the money you need to cope with it.
Your employer cannot fire you for reporting a workplace injury or seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
Types Of Work-Related Back Injuries
In Pennsylvania, workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, designed to provide injured workers benefits when any of the following types of back injuries occur:
- Sudden back injuries: Claims involving healthy, and often young, workers who suffer sudden back injuries on the job are among the simpler cases to prove. If you suffered a spinal injury on a construction site, during a fall or while doing heavy lifting, for example, your injury is clearly work-related.
- Overuse-related back injuries: Overuse claims are more complicated. When you cannot point to a single event that caused your arthritis or back injury, we will have to prove that repetitive motions or overuse at work caused the problem. Our team has the skills and resources to handle these cases, and you will not pay us any fees until we win.
- Aggravation of preexisting conditions: Many people, especially older individuals, already had bad backs before they suffered back injuries on the job. These people, and their employers, may think they cannot receive workers’ compensation benefits because they had a preexisting condition. This is a great misconception. If a doctor believes that your work was a substantial factor that aggravated your back problems, you are entitled to workers’ compensation.
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If you have questions about your back injuries, give us a call to get answers for free. We will not charge any fees to discuss your options with you or provide advice. We will only charge attorney fees — which are always reduced — if we accept your case and go on to win compensation for you. Call 570-391-0199 or send in our online form to reach us today.
*Rob Frantz is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers’ compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.