work-related back injury

What You Need To Know Following Your Work-Related Back Injury

A work-related back injury is one of the most common types of reported injuries in the workplace. They’re caused by a variety of different things and can happen to anyone, at any time. Here are few facts you may not have known about a work-related back injury:
  • Back injuries make up 1 out of 5 workplace illness/injury claims
  • A workplace back injury is mostly common where employees handle materials on a day-to-day basis. Lifting, carrying, and lowering materials improperly is usually what causes the injuries.
  • In fact, 75% of reported injuries are directly linked to lifting
  • Most injuries are to the lower back
If you face a work-related back injury, it’s crucial that you seek help immediately. The first steps should include getting medical attention to treat the injury and alerting your supervisor that the injury occurred in the workplace so your employer can get started on your workers’ compensation claim. For more information about workers’ compensation and to find out if you’re eligible for benefits and compensation for your injury, contact The Clardy Law Firm today!