Experts estimate one million back injuries are sustained in the workplace every year. Back injuries are also one of the most common injuries that result from car crashes.
Back injuries in the workplace:
Truck drivers, laborers, stock and material movers, nursing assistants, janitors and cleaners, nurses, and maintenance and repair workers account for roughly 25% of reported instances of workplace back injuries. A significant portion of workplace back injuries could be prevented if employers provided staff with adequate work spaces and resources.
Back injuries as a result of a car crash:
Back injuries sustained in car crashes can be very damaging. Types of back injuries associated with car crashes include: sprains, fractures, and disc injuries. If you were in a car crash and didn’t develop back injury symptoms immediately following the crash please notethis is normal, often times back injury symptoms begin and worsen over time.
Even mild back injuries often result in prolonged periods of missed work or sick time, and can cause ongoing pain and discomfort. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your injury you may be entitled to compensation. Click here to fill out a free case evaluation form.