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Did you know that back injuries are the number one workplace injury? In fact, the US Department of Labor has found that back injuries account for one out of every five injuries in the workplace. Every job, no matter how physically demanding, comes with the risk of a neck or back injury. That’s why it’s important for you to know your rights if you should ever get hurt while at work.
Jobs Commonly Associated With Back & Neck Injuries
Since overexertion and repetitive motions typically cause most back and neck injuries, these injuries can occur in a wide variety of workplaces. Any job that requires lifting, pushing, pulling, and straining come with a higher risk of back injuries. These jobs include:
- Construction workers
- Metal workers
- Factory workers
- Fork-lift drivers
One fourth of all workplace injuries in the construction industry are back injuries. One fifth of the reported injuries in the manufacturing industry are back and neck related. An estimated one in seven injuries in the mining, logging, and farming industries are on-the-job back injuries.
Types of Back & Neck Injuries
At Powers & Caccavale, we handle the cases of workers who have suffered from all types of back and neck injuries. These include, but are not limited to:
- Herniated disks
- Slipped disks
- Back sprains/strains
- Lower back injuries
- Chronic back pain
- Spinal cord injuries
Causes of Back & Neck Injuries at Work
The causes of workplace back and neck injuries are numerous. They can be caused by a slips and falls, falling objects, lifting or pulling heavy objects, car accidents, and machinery accidents just to name a few. Many workers are not aware that a workplace neck or back injury can be caused by a single accident, such as a fall, or by performing the same repetitive task over a period of years. Both of these types of injuries can be covered by workers’ compensation. This is why it’s important to have a trusted workers’ compensation lawyer on your side to help get you the benefits you deserve.
Available Workers’ Compensation for Back & Neck Injuries
Many workers who suffer back or neck injuries may not be able to return to work for a while. This causes you to lose wages and can put you and your family in a tight spot. Luckily, workers’ compensation covers a wide variety of expenses, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Physical therapy
Contact a Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you’ve suffered a workplace back or neck injury, no matter how mild or severe, you may be entitled to compensation. With years of experience and a unique knowledge of the inner workings of insurance companies, our lawyers at Powers & Caccavale are dedicated to getting you the most compensation possible in your individual case.