Back injuries cause untold suffering in America. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that back injuries account for 1 out of every 5 workplace illnesses and injuries. More than 1 million workers suffer this type of injury every year in the U.S. In addition to workplace injuries, many people suffer serious back injuries in car crashes, falls and other accidents. If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. You should seek legal advice immediately – before you discuss the matter with an insurance adjuster and before you sign anything.
If you are disabled due to back injuries and are unable to work, you may be entitled to pursue a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. Our experienced attorneys can advise you and help protect your rights. We can help you with your application and assist you in every stage of the Social Security Disability claim process.
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The human back is susceptible to injury in a number of different ways from the trauma of motor vehicle wrecks, falls or work-related accidents. The following are some common types of back injuries:
The back can be injured in a number of ways and the injuries can be not only disabling, but also excruciatingly painful. Among the many types of incidents that can cause back injuries are:
Crashes are a frequent cause of serious back injuries. The body was not designed to absorb the shock of a traffic accident and serious damage to the back can result from collisions. Even low-speed crashes and minor rear-end collisions can cause back injuries with long-term effects.
Motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents:
Motorcycle riders and bicyclists are particularly vulnerable in accidents because they lack the protection that passenger vehicles provide. When traffic crashes involve bikers or bicyclists and passenger vehicles, bikers and cyclists can suffer serious back injuries.
Fully loaded 18-wheelers weigh 80,000 pounds or more. The occupants of a passenger vehicle involved in an accident with a large commercial truck are at risk of serious back injuries, along with a wide range of other serious injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 66,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic accidents in one recent year. Pedestrians who are hit by motor vehicles often suffer serious back injuries.
Back injuries can be caused by slipping, tripping or falling. These types of accidents are more likely to occur when property owners, public or private, fail to keep their properties free from slipping or tripping hazards. Falls from ladders, scaffolding or other elevated surfaces are common workplace accidents.
Workplace accidents: If you have suffered back injury in an on-the-job accident, you may be restricted to workers’ compensation benefits. However, there are certain circumstances in which you may be able to bring a third-party lawsuit outside the workers’ comp system. Our firm can advise you about all your legal options.
If you have suffered a back injury that was caused by someone else’s fault, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The knowledgeable back injury accident attorneys at Kraft & Associates, P.C., are ready to help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve.
Our seasoned personal injury lawyers have been handling injury claims for decades. When you work with our firm, we can negotiate the terms of a settlement on your behalf, or fight for your rights in court if necessary.