Back Injuries Are Common Among Construction Workers
New York construction workers often suffer back injuries as a result of a fall or lifting a heavy load.The construction industry has one of the highest rates of back injuries. Construction workers often injure their backs while lifting, lowering, carrying, or pushing materials.
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Information About Work-Related Back Injuries
The risk for a back injury is elevated when an individual frequently carries heavy loads or works while bent over. Falls from scaffolding or rooftops are another common cause of back injuries on construction sites. Back injuries usually involve an injury to the muscle and tendons or an injury to the spinal column. Herniated discs, radiculopathy, crushed vertebrae, torn ligaments, and spinal fractures are among the types of back injuries that construction workers may suffer while carrying out their duties.
Treatment of Back Injuries
Most back injuries require rest for recovery. Pain medication may be prescribed by your doctor in order to alleviate discomfort. Your doctor may also recommend physical therapy to strengthen your back and lessen the chance that a similar injury will occur in the future. In the most serious cases, back surgery may be necessary. Complications can arise if a back injury fails to heal properly or if the damage to the back involves a permanent loss of mobility. If a construction worker repeatedly injuries his or her back, it can be career ending.
Compensation for Back Injuries During Construction
Back injuries may be an inherent risk of construction work, but there are laws and regulations that are in place to mitigate these risks. When those laws and regulations are not followed, it puts workers in undue danger, and can be considered negligence in a New York construction accident lawsuit. Our construction injury lawyers can review your case to determine if your injuries could have been prevented and, if so, who should be held responsible.
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Are you a construction worker who has suffered a back injury on the job? The New York City lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy can advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us to receive a FREE case evaluation today.
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