Back injuries are common types of personal injuries that result from accidents, and they can be extremely painful and lead to serious medical complications. If you or a loved one has suffered a back injury as a result of any kind of an accident, call our office to get in touch with a Philadelphia back injury attorney right away.
What Causes Back Injuries?
Back injuries can occur in a number of different ways. A common cause of back injuries is when the victim takes a fall, whether the victim slipped and fell on a wet floor or tumbled from a tall ladder or other equipment at a construction site or on the job. When people fall, it is common for them to turn or twist ?their bodies, which can cause them to land in a way that injures their back or spine.
Falling on slippery surfaces or from significant heights are not the only ways that back injuries are caused, however. Car accidents also often cause back injuries, especially if the victim was not wearing a seat belt or was thrown from their seat during the collision. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists can also suffer from back injuries if they are involved in an accident, because their backs and spines are usually unprotected in the event of an accident.
In addition, back injuries can result from less obvious causes. Being attacked and knocked down by a dog, for example, can cause back injuries. Even medical malpractice issues can cause back injuries if the surgeon or doctor makes a mistake during your care and causes harm to your back or spine. But no matter how your back injury occurred, these injuries are usually extremely painful and can result in major medical concerns.
What Are the Complications of Back Injuries?
Back injuries can be much more complicated to treat and recover from than other injuries. The bones in your spinal column, called vertebrae, protect your spinal cord, which connects your brain to the rest of your body. Therefore, if something happens to your spinal column, it could also cause serious problems for your spinal cord and consequently your brain and other bodily functions. Injuries to your spinal cord can cause muscle spasms, pain, loss of bodily functions, weakness, numbness, or even paralysis of certain parts of your body.
Even if the spinal cord remains unharmed, damage to your spinal column or the vertebrae in the spinal column can also cause serious issues. If a vertebra is fractured, it can cause back pain or stiffness and may even alter the curvature of the spine. A sprained or strained spinal cord can also cause severe pain and may limit movement. And a herniated disc, which lies between the vertebrae in the spinal cord, can result in nerve irritation and pain.
Treating a back injury can require surgery, medication, and physical therapy after your accident. Depending on your job, you may not be able to return to work right away or at all. And unfortunately, these medical bills may add up and cost you and your family significant amounts of money.
Call a Philadelphia Back Injury Lawyer Today
Fortunately, a qualified Philadelphia back injury attorney can help you and your family with your case. We understand how painful back injuries can be, and we are here to ensure that the person or party responsible for your back injury provides you the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills and other damages.
We will work with you to review the facts of your case and determine which party is responsible for your back injury. If you were injured in a car accident, we will work with the other drivers insurance company, as well as your own insurance company, to make sure that your medical bills are covered along with any other damages you sustained. If you slipped and fell in a store or on someones property, the owner of that property should be held responsible for your injuries. And if you were hurt while on the job, we will help you file your workers compensation claim.
Most claims like these need to be filed in a timely fashion, so do not wait to contact our office and get in touch with an experienced Philadelphia back injury attorney today. We will meet you at our office or at your home or hospital room and will provide you with a free initial consultation to review your case. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve for your back injury.