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Proving a workers’ compensation claim related to a back injury

On Behalf of | May 28, 2024 | Firm News

It’s common to suffer a back injury at work. While many of these are minor and quickly heal on their own, others are more severe and leave you knocked out of work for a significant period of time. Those with more significant back injuries may need extensive medical care, too, perhaps even surgery. Making matters worse is the fact that the financial losses tied to these injuries can take a toll, leaving you on uncertain financial footing.

If you can successfully navigate the workers’ compensation system, then yes. These benefits will help you recoup some of your lost wages and pay for your medical expenses, giving you some breathing room while you focus on your recovery.

How do you prove that your back injury qualifies for workers’ compensation?

Workers’ compensation benefits aren’t automatically handed out to injured workers. Instead, you should present the following to show that meet workers’ compensation criteria:

  • A formal diagnosis from your doctor that specifies the nature and extent of your injury and provides an opinion that your back injury was suffered at work.
  • Accounts from co-workers who saw the workplace accident that led to your back injury or who can attest to the repetitive motions you conducted that likely caused your back injury
  • Security recordings from your workplace that show the accident
  • Any plans for your course of treatment, as provided by your doctor
  • Your medical bills
  • Your personal accounts of how your back injury limits your mobility

Don’t let workers’ compensation benefits slip away from you

Workers’ compensation benefits can be a financial lifeline in your time of need. If you miss out on them, then you could be left in a tough financial spot, facing the risk of eviction, foreclosure, or repossession. Don’t let that happen to you. Diligently build your workers’ compensation case so that you stand a better chance of recovering the support that you need.