Back injuries and pain are a big problem in many workplaces here in New Jersey and the rest of the nation. Even seemingly minor pain in the workplace can be an indicator that something worse lurks on the horizon.
Many workers ignore back pain, attributing it to a simple side effect of labor. However, leaving this pain unaddressed can mean significant back injuries later that take employees away from their jobs. A much wiser approach to work-related back pain is to seek a medical opinion. This allows you and your doctor to rule out serious back injuries and to develop a plan to help you manage pain and keep your back injury-free.
Our attorneys know that no one wants to lose wages due to an injury. We want all our Lawnside neighbors to know that you have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim when simple aches turn out to be potentially severe back injuries. Filing a successful claim will cover your medical expenses and replace a portion of any income you lose from missed work.
Since back injuries and pain are notoriously hard to diagnose in some cases, workers may have trouble getting their claim approved. Often, hopeful workers expecting a check from workers’ comp receive a denial notice instead. As you might imagine, this can increase the stress and anxiety you probably feel over your situation.
If you file a workers’ compensation claim for back injuries but receive a notice of denial instead of your benefits, contact a law professional. In many cases, it is possible to appeal a denial, which will improve your situation and allow you to continue receiving the compensation you need.
We invite you to read more about workers’ compensation by continuing to review our injury website.