No matter your profession, back injuries can have a significant impact on your job – and your life as a whole. If you sustained a back injury while completing a task or assignment at your place of employment, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

Common work-related back injuries include:

  • Ruptured or herniated disks
  • Bulging or collapsed disks
  • Back strain
  • Neck injury
  • Chronic and debilitating pain
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Fractured vertebrae

If you were injured on the job, you should notify your employer immediately and submit a claim (Form 18) to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. You should also seek a free case review with a workers’ compensation attorney or back injury lawyer to get more information on your legal rights following the injury and to determine if you could benefit from comprehensive legal representation.

NC Workers’ Compensation and Back Injuries

The workers’ compensation laws cover nearly all injuries in work-related accidents, including traumatic neck and back injuries. Under North Carolina law, injured workers are entitled to disability benefits and compensation for related medical bills. Both your employer and its insurance company may be legally obligated to provide compensation for missed work and necessary treatment for your injuries.

The Benefits of Hiring a Back Injury Lawyer

Unfortunately, many injured workers sign away their rights to adequate compensation because they do not yet fully understand the extent of their back injury. Herniated disk injuries, in particular, often require additional medical care or even surgery down the road.

Insurance companies often aim to settle your workers’ compensation case as quickly and inexpensively as possible. That’s why it’s always a good idea to consult a qualified workers’ compensation attorney or back injury lawyer to look out for your best interests.

Contact a Qualified Back Injury Lawyer in North Carolina

If you have sustained a serious work-related back injury, contact the workers’ compensation attorneys and back injury lawyers at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., for a free case review. Our experienced attorneys will focus on your case, leaving you free to focus on your recovery. Call today to speak to one of our qualified back injury attorneys: 336-333-2244 or toll-free: 800-531-9191. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.

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