When a Back Injury Causes You to Miss Work

Our Work Injury Lawyers Fight for Maximum Compensation

Every year in the United States, more than 600,000 workers across the country are sidelined by back injuries. Caused by overextending, heavy lifting, excessive sitting or standing, falls, and work-related car accidents, back injuries can be debilitating. Men and women who have lower back pain resulting from work-related activities or accidents are often entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

Back Pain and Injuries

Back pain can be symptomatic of a wide range of conditions involving bones, ligaments, or muscles of the back. It can be acute, coming on quickly and gradually lessening over time. Alternatively, back pain may be chronic, becoming a persistent, permanent part of your everyday life. Lower back pain can be the result of a single action like improper bending or lifting, or it can be caused by repetitive behaviors like sitting or standing for hours at a time.

Some of the most common job-related back injuries include:

  • Fractures vertebrae
  • Herniated or slipped discs
  • Lower back strain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal cord damage

Diagnosing and Treating Lower Back Pain

Workers who suffer a sudden, acute back injury should seek immediate medical treatment. Because lower back often indicates a more serious underlying condition, you should never assume it will just go away on its own. For many injured workers, continuing to work only aggravates an already serious condition. Your healthcare provider uses a physical exam and various diagnostic and imaging tests to diagnose your condition.

Treatment for lower back pain may involve one or more of the following:

  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Medication to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Complementary therapies like massage and chiropractic care
  • Surgery

Most lower back injuries also require some downtime to rest and recover, preventing workers from returning to the job immediately after an injury.

Workers’ Compensation and Back Pain

Prompt medical care is always your first priority after any work injury. It is also crucial to report the injury to your employer as soon as possible. When filing your injury report, you should always be as detailed as possible. Describe everything you can remember about the circumstances surrounding your accident. Details you may not believe to be relevant may prove to be essential to your claim.

If your injuries require hospitalization, file your injury report as soon as you are stable. Any delay in notifying your employer leaves the door open for them to argue that your injuries are not work-related and deny your claim.

The Philadelphia work injury lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. can help to ensure you are fully compliant with workers’ compensation filing guidelines to protect your rights and increase your chances of a successful claim. If your claim has already been denied, we will advocate for you throughout the appeal process to help you receive the benefits you deserve.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C.  Protect the Rights of Workers Suffering Back Injuries

To discuss your work accident with an attorney with more than 35 years of experience fighting for Pennsylvania’s workers, call 888-PITT-LAW or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a qualified Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C.

We proudly represent injured workers in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and throughout Pennsylvania, including those in the communities of Abington, Ambler, Ardmore, Bala CynwydBensalem, Clifton Heights, Crum Lynne, Darby, Downingtown, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Essington, Folcroft, Glenolden, Haverford, Havertown, Holmes, Kutztown, Lansdowne, Media, Merion Station, Morton, Narberth, Norristown, Norwood, Philadelphia, Prospect Park, Quakertown, Reading, Roxborough, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, West Chester and Wynnewood.

Testimonials

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Best Workman's Comp law firm in the Philadelphia area. 100% happy with the outcome of my case.

Donna Elmwood

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Donna Elmwood

Best Workman's Comp law firm in the Philadelphia area. 100% happy with the outcome of my case.

“Guided Me Every Step of the Way”

One of the BEST Workman's Comp Lawyers in Philadelphia. Guided me every step of the way, with the positive and negatives that could happen in my case. So happy I stuck with Larry Pitt & Associates
Melinda Matson
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Melinda Matson
One of the BEST Workman's Comp Lawyers in Philadelphia. Guided me every step of the way, with the positive and negatives that could happen in my case. So happy I stuck with Larry Pitt & Associates

“Prompt Responses”

Cannot thank you enough for your prompt responses and for solving my problems without allowing me to go through any stress whatsoever. I greatly appreciate your help with my work injury case.

Michele Leap

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Michele Leap

Cannot thank you enough for your prompt responses and for solving my problems without allowing me to go through any stress whatsoever. I greatly appreciate your help with my work injury case.

“Very Knowledgeable”

Excellent, efficient service!!! Very knowledgeable staff!! Highly recommend

Sal Vito

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2019-01-24T15:27:15+00:00

Sal Vito

Excellent, efficient service!!! Very knowledgeable staff!! Highly recommend

“I am 110% Happy”

Larry Pitt's team is very professional. I am 110% happy with the outcome of mt case.

 

Melissa Yonkers

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2019-01-18T13:32:01+00:00

Melissa Yonkers

Larry Pitt's team is very professional. I am 110% happy with the outcome of mt case.  

“Very Professional”

Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

Anna Diaz

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2019-01-15T14:51:34+00:00

Anna Diaz

Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

“They Go Above and Beyond”

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

Terri Delaney

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2018-12-10T13:17:05+00:00

Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

“Best Worker’s Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania”

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

Ryan Hoffman

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2018-11-16T18:57:03+00:00

Ryan Hoffman

If you're in need of a Worker's Compensation lawyer, do not doubt that Larry Pitt and Associates is the Best Worker's Compensation Law Firm in Pennsylvania

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work.

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

D.R., client

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2018-11-16T16:12:21+00:00

D.R., client

A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

“Thank you for being so professional..”

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"

Annette P. Walls

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2018-11-16T15:51:00+00:00

Annette P. Walls

"Thank you for being so professional in the way you and your staff handles my case. I am a little late showing my appreciation, but thank you so much. If I ever need someone to represent me again, you would be the ones!"
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