What are the Different Types of Back Injuries?
A back injury can drastically affect your health, quality of life, and future employment. If you have suffered a serious back injury, workers’ compensation benefits are available to protect you and your family.
Iowa workers who suffer a work-related back injury are entitled to benefits including medical care, mileage, payment for time off work, and permanency benefits. Hiring a professional and experienced attorney who understands the seriousness of your injury and appropriate steps to get you the compensation you deserve is crucial.
Types of Back Injuries
There are two general types of back injuries that occur at work, acute and cumulative. Acute injuries typically occur with a fall, lifting, or twisting. Pain and discomfort may be immediate but may subside and only become evident with the passage of time. Cumulative back injuries occur over a period of time with no precise injury date. These injuries usually involve repetitive activity and overuse. It is important, with each type of injury, that you immediately notify your employer of your work injury.
Speak to a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you have suffered a work-related injury or if you exacerbate a previous condition due to job-related activities, I will help you receive all available workers’ compensation benefits. My team has protected injured workers rights in Eastern Iowa for more than 45 combined years. I represent injured workers in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Hiawatha, Iowa City and surrounding Eastern Iowa counties.