Your back is made up of bones, muscles and other tissue extending from your neck to your pelvis. Back injuries can be caused by as little as work around the house or more serious impacts like that of a traffic accident. The most common area of pain and discomfort following an impact is the lower back since it supports the majority of the body’s weight in most positions and movements. The most common injuries are sprains and strains, herniated disks and fractured vertebrae. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one in every five workplace injuries or illnesses. Further, one-fourth of all compensation indemnity claims involve back injuries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also found that more than 80% of individuals will suffer from at least one back injury in their lifetime; of this population another 10% will re-injure the compromised area.
Making a spinal cord injury claim is a complex and anxiety-producing process. Back injury claims are involved and can take a long time to resolve so having the associates at Franklin D. Azar’s office handle your claim will ensure skilled and appropriate navigation through the process.