North Carolina Back Injuries and Workers’ Compensation
Back injuries can not only be debilitating and incredibly distracting, but they can also interfere with your ability to continue working. Injuries like a broken back, a muscle strain, or a ruptured or herniated disc can greatly impact your ability to perform routine daily tasks. If you hurt your back on the job, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and medical expenses. The compensation you are entitled to could be significant.
Some of the most common industries where back injuries occur include:
- Furniture delivery and moving
- Warehouse and distribution centers
What to Do If You’ve Suffered a Back Injury at Work
Statistics show that almost 75% of workers with back injuries choose to hire a workers’ compensation attorney.
If you were injured while working, it is important that you inform your employer right away, and seek counsel with an attorney, preferably someone who is Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation law. A North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer will:
- Ensure that you receive all compensation you are entitled to under the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act
- Hold negligent third parties accountable for the physical pain and suffering you have endured