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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.

Schedule a free consultation today or call now 319-366-7888.

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Jerry Tucker
Jerry Tucker
19:00 05 Apr 22
If you're dealing with work comp then you need the best and trust me, Mark is the best!!!! This has been a very long... and traumatic journey for me. A huge thanks to Mark and his team, who have been there every step of the way. They dealt with the work comp insurance company and lawyer, got me the correct and best doctors that I needed for the best possible outcome from my injury. And now, it has finally come to an end so I can get on with my life again and I truly came out smelling like a rose thanks to Mark, Pauly and Angela. Hands down they are the best!!!!read more
Bob Austin
Bob Austin
15:52 26 Mar 22
MARK IS A GREAT PERSON AND DOES A GREAT JOB FOR YOU. HE IS HONEST AND STRAIGHT FORWARD. HE DOES HIS VERY BEST FOR YOU... AND HELPS YOU ALONG THE WAY.read more
Nina Slaikeu
Nina Slaikeu
17:48 21 Mar 22
The performance and service was beyond a 5 star rating. The staff in the office are honest and helpful. Mark explained... things thoroughly and worked very hard to ensure I was happy with the end result! I highly recommend Mark Chipokas.read more
jerry maylone
jerry maylone
21:49 23 Feb 22
A big thank you to Mark, Polly and Angela for helping me navigate through my work comp case. I would recommend Mark and... his team to anyone that has a work comp case. Again I just want to say thank you.read more
Wendy Ransford
Wendy Ransford
21:48 01 Feb 22
Thank you seems so inadequate for the hard work Mark did for me. The whole staff “has your back” They treat you like... you would want your family treated. Five star recommendation to potential clients. Wendy Ransfordread more
Amanda Burgin
Amanda Burgin
00:31 11 Jan 22
Mark and his valued team go above and beyond during our time working with them. Beyond recommend his legal services.
Teresa Cleppe
Teresa Cleppe
00:54 21 Oct 21
Mark was very helpful in getting my husbands workman's comp case settled. He was informative about our options, worked... with us on our choices of what WE wanted and kept us informed with all correspondence from the insurance company. We are happy with the end results and would defiantly use him again if the need should ever arise.read more
Dawn Spencer
Dawn Spencer
01:52 06 Oct 21
Mark and his entire team are very professional and great to work with. Very pleased with the results. Would recommend... Mark's service to everyone.read more
Jay Jay
Jay Jay
11:54 17 Sep 21
The best in the business....this attorney is a fighter.
Tamra Waldow
Tamra Waldow
17:36 23 Aug 21
I shall be honest. I have a very hard time in trusting in any system. I needed help, came upon Mark in google. Met... with him and his team, ( they are a team),listened to what he had to say. There was good and rough times to the end as he stated there would be. He and his wonderful team helped me through with their support, returning calls, by email, by mail by being there. We made it through and I couldn’t be more pleased with TheTeam, in the final results or their performance through the whole process. Trust is hard thing to give.However I would, if ever I needed his service again not hesitate to call upon.read more
Kathy Miller
Kathy Miller
16:31 19 Apr 21
The entire staff treated us with the respect, kindness and consideration throughout our process. We were impressed with... the communication and responsiveness to our questions and concerns. In conclusion we were very comfortable with the end results of our experience. We would recommend Mark Chipokas Law firm.read more
Melissa Barber
Melissa Barber
23:37 04 Mar 21
My husband needed a professional dedicated Workman's Compensation Attorney. When I found Mark Chipokas and his team of... fully experienced legal experts, we knew that they would be standing strong for him. Their professional advice and dedication from all members made us know that we had made the best decision right from the start. 100% Goal was acheive!! Thank you Mark, Polly & Angela for all you have done.read more
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
16:18 10 Feb 21
Highly recommend! Mark is not only professional, he is personable and takes the time to know his clients. We always... felt that our concerns were valued and that Mark had our best interests at heart.Additionally, we always knew how our case was progressing and were encouraged to ask questions about the legal process. In a world where most people are out for themselves, it’s good to know there are still people like Mark Chipokas out there who are ethical and fighting for the right reasons.read more
Tricia McAtee
Tricia McAtee
17:47 04 Feb 21
I highly recommend Mark. I went to Mark when my workers comp issue ran into to problems. He was able to help me get... things resolved.He has a awesome team in Angela and Polly!read more
Andrea Baker
Andrea Baker
10:14 05 Sep 20
After being injured on my job and following their every step through physical therapy and still not having the end... results I needed. I contacted Mark and after my meeting with him and his very concerned and gracious team I felt that making Mark my lawyer was going to be the best for me to get the help I needed. It took 1 year of frustration to get my work company to get me the care I deserved. If it wasn't for him and his team fighting for what was right I would have never been able to get the surgery done. I appreciate him and his staff for listening to me when I emailed, called or even stopped in.read more
Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
01:20 10 Jul 20
Mark, Polly and Angela have been there for my husband and I from day one. They have been by my side through every... twist and turn in the alternate universe known as worker’s compensation law. Mark has always been readily available on the phone and in person if I had any questions or concerns.Mark has truly been a God send and I don’t believe I would have had the same outcomes without him. When I thought I had no fight left he was there to fight for me. Because of that fight Mark was able to get me a settlement that has truly been life changing for my family.read more
Hans Cordes
Hans Cordes
22:47 30 Jun 20
Mark and his team did an amazing job for me, I'm out of state with a time change and Mark ,Angela and Polly all worked... hard at staying in touch with me and keeping me informed every step of the way, I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to help me out. Thanks Mark and all your great teamread more
Joe Larue
Joe Larue
01:42 18 May 20
Everyone at the office was pleasant to work with. They all listened, and were great at getting back to me in a timely... manner. Mark worked hard for me and for what he believed was right and fair. I would and will recommend him to anyone who need a amazing attorney.read more
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