Back and Spinal Cord Injuries Are Common Workplace Injuries in Colorado
In almost every workplace in Denver and the entire state of Colorado, workers are at risk of back and spinal cord injuries. While construction sites and industrial workplaces may have more hazards, these types of injuries can happen in offices and other seemingly “safe” places, too.
Back and spinal cord injuries are common workplace injuries in Colorado, and they are among the more devastating and expensive injuries. If you’ve been injured on the job, you can contact the Denver offices of Flaxman Law Group for a completely free case consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer. Just call us at 970-999-0530 for your free appointment.Understanding Back and Spinal Cord Injuries in Denver and Colorado
Spinal cord and back injuries are common workplaces injuries in Denver and across Colorado. They commonly happen for the following reasons.
- Lifting Heavy Objects: Improper lifting techniques or heavy loads can cause sprains, herniated discs, and other back injuries.
- Fall Accidents: Workplace falls can lead to spinal cord injuries and fractures, whether the incident was a slip and fall or a fall from height.
- Repetitive Motion: Certain jobs require repetitive motions, like bending or twisting, which can lead to chronic back pain and spine issues.
- Traffic Accidents: Car, truck, and other vehicle accidents can cause serious spinal cord injuries, and even paraplegia.
- Workplace Violence: Assault can cause workers to fall and can cause severe back and spinal cord damage.
The workers’ compensation system in Colorado is designed to make sure injured workers have the benefits they need to support themselves while they’re injured. Ideally, workers would simply apply for benefits and get what they needed. The reality is very different, especially with spinal cord and back injuries.
With spinal cord and back injuries, employers and their insurance companies may claim that there was a pre-existing back problem, to try to minimize the injury. Medical expenses for these injuries can be ongoing and considerable, too, which means insurers have a financial reason to try to minimize or deny claims. With the high cost, it’s especially important for injured workers to get fair compensation, so they don’t find themselves in financial distress due to their work injury.
For all these reasons, many injured Colorado workers with spinal cord and back injuries turn to experienced workers’ comp lawyers for help. Workers’ compensation attorneys can investigate the circumstances of your injury and gather all evidence to prove the reason for your spinal cord injury and its impact on your life and ability to work. Experienced workers’ comp lawyers also have the legal and negotiating expertise to talk to insurance companies or take your case to court—whatever it takes to get you workers’ compensation benefits or compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.
Back and spinal cord injuries are common workplace injuries in Colorado, but there are benefits which can help you with your healing journey. If you’ve been injured and would like to know more, contact Flaxman Law Group in our Denver offices today at 970-999-0530 for a confidential, free consultation with a workers’ compensation attorney. Our compassionate family law team is here for you.