What You Can Do About a Lower Back Injury
Lower back pain is one of the most common injuries and causes of discomfort. In fact, four out of five people will deal with low back pain at some point in their lives.
Some of this is natural, resulting from aging or conditions that may have been present since birth.
But sometimes lower back pain is caused by issues outside of your control, like a workplace injury or an unsafe environment in a store.
And if you’ve experienced back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Even the simplest of tasks can become difficult, and you may even lose time from work due to the pain.
In some circumstances, you may have cause for compensation because of a lower back injury.
The Cause of Low Back Pain
With back pain being so common and often difficult to prove, it’s important to demonstrate clear evidence that your injury is the result of negligence, or for the back injury to be compensable at the workplace, the injury must have arisen out of and in the course of your employment.
Maybe you slipped and fell into a puddle of spilled water at the grocery store. You hurt your back and now have medical bills as a result and lost time from work.
It’s clear you were harmed by the incident, but it’s also important to see what duty the store had. Did they post signage indicating there was a wet floor and advising people to avoid the area? Did they make any cleanup attempts?
These are important questions to ask. The same goes for a workplace injury. If you hurt your back at work, determining the cause is critical. Was it a lack of proper safety equipment to assist you in your job? If so, there could be a case for compensation.
No Matter What, We’re Here to Help
If you’re struggling with a lower back injury or a workplace injury, we’re here to help. You can reach out to us for a free consultation to discuss your case.