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Are you a worker in Greenville in need of a back injury lawyer? Talk to a lawyer now at Bobby Jones Law. We represent people who are hurt on the job to get workers’ compensation payments and benefits.

Legal Help for Back Injuries at Work

We will help you bring your case for compensation following a back injury at work. It can be hard to know what to do when you’re suffering from a back injury. You may not know how to file for benefits. Maybe you reported the injury, but the insurance company has denied the claim. There may be disputes about your medical care or when you can return to work.

Whatever your situation, you can have a back injury lawyer assist you with your case. At Bobby Jones Law, we are proud to take on even the most complicated cases and succeed.

You may qualify to receive the following:

  • Paid medical care
  • Medications
  • Replacement income
  • Disability compensation

Our team offers full-service representation throughout the entire case. Call or send us a message and ask for your consultation. We can start working on your case now.

Understanding Back Injuries on the Job

Some types of back injuries that may occur on the job are:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Sharp pain in a certain position
  • Pulling a muscle
  • Tendon tears
  • Hernia, bulging disc
  • Cramps
  • Muscle spasms
  • Numbness, loss of feeling, tingling
  • Weakness in the back

Back injuries on the job are both chronic and acute. Some heal quickly, while others require significant rest and medical intervention.

Treatment for back injuries

The exact treatment for your back injury depends on the nature of the injury, its severity and your personal medical history. One of the reasons to get medical attention is for a personalized plan that is designed to help you heal.

Some types of treatment that may be necessary are:

  • Stopping the physical activity that is causing pain
  • Rest, applying ice
  • Over the counter and prescription medications
  • Using different personal protective equipment
  • Surgery
  • Stopping heavy lifting or twisting activities
  • Posture changes, changing the way you sit or sleep
  • Physical therapy
  • Changes in diet and fitness
  • Additional training in lifting and other work tasks
  • Changing footwear
  • Relaxation techniques

Treatment for a back injury often requires active participation on the part of the victim. The person may need to carefully follow a home care plan. It may be especially important to look at the tasks being performed at work to determine what light duty is appropriate, if any. Continuing to receive benefits may depend on doing all these things correctly.

Having a lawyer can give you an advocate to address these important issues. Our team can guide you through what you need for your case. We answer your questions and protect your rights.

Back Injury Compensation FAQs

How long can you be off work with a back injury?

Some people recover from a minor back injury with a few days of rest. Usually, it takes several weeks to return to work. Some back injuries require the person to be off work for up to six months.

What should you do if you injure your back at work?

If you injure your back at work, tell your supervisor right away. Identify anything that may have caused or contributed to the injury. If it’s serious enough to need medical attention, ask your employer to provide a list of authorized providers. If you need emergency care, you may go to any healthcare facility.

How do I prove that my back injury is work related?

One of the challenges with a back injury is proving that it is work related. When muscle strains are involved, you might hope that it just gets better. You might try to continue working. Unfortunately, the insurance company may challenge whether the injury is the result of work.

Here are some things that may be useful to prove that a back injury is work-related:

  • Medical records identifying the injury and when it occurred
  • A specialist who can testify to how your work duties would produce the type of injury you suffered
  • Testimony of coworkers and others who saw you get hurt
  • Your medical history to refute allegations of a pre-existing condition
  • Incident reports created for the injury
  • Surveillance or security video
  • A journal of your symptoms, treatment and improvement

The legal standard is found in South Carolina Code § 42-1-160. It says that an injury must arise out of and in the course of employment. Ordinary diseases of life are not included unless they result naturally and unavoidably from the accident. This exception creates the possibility for complications from an initial injury to be covered.

Our legal team can help you gather the evidence to show how your injuries are related to your work activity.

What if I can’t work in the same capacity that I worked before?

If you can work, but you can’t do everything you used to do, your employer may offer you light duty. If it’s provided, and your doctor clears you for it, you must accept it. If you are unable to earn the same amount that you earned before, you may receive a portion of the difference as replacement wages.

Representing Injured Workers in Compensation Claims

It isn’t easy to go up against the insurance companies. The workers’ compensation system is meant to protect you. However, it’s frustrating to have your claim denied or minimized. Lawyer Robert “Bobby” Jones is proud to represent workers in Greenville, SC.

At any stage in the case, and no matter what issues are present in your case, we can help you pursue your rights. We can build evidence, take your case to a hearing and negotiate the appropriate resolution.

Free Consultations – Start Today

Talk to a Greenville back injury lawyer today. Call the team at Bobby Jones Law and ask for your free consultation. There may be important things you should be doing now to help your case, so don’t wait. Let us give you a personalized consultation. There is no cost and no obligation.

Call or message us today.

The team at Bobby Jones Law LLC works tirelessly for the injured in South Carolina. His achievements include:
  • More than $60 million collected for our clients
  • Multiple recoveries exceeding $1 million, including an eight-figure settlement
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
  • Named among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Named to Super Lawyers 2017–2024
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Selected as Legal Elite of the Upstate 2021–2023
  • Named among Super Lawyers "Rising Stars"
We’re humbled to be considered one of the top firms in the Upstate and invite you to learn what sets our award-winning legal services apart. Call or request a consultation online.
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