NYC Workplace Back Injury Attorneys

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Many workers, particularly those in demanding or physical occupations, suffer back injuries on the job in New York City. A back injury can impair employees, preventing them from working or performing daily activities. Fortunately, employees often have various avenues for seeking compensation for a back injury at work.

If you’ve suffered a workplace back injury, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., wants to help you seek the benefits and compensation you need for medical bills, lost income, pain, suffering, and other losses.

Contact our firm today for a free initial case evaluation with our NYC on-the-job back injury lawyers.

Why You Need Our Lawyers for Your Work-Related Back Injury Claim

If you developed a back injury due to your job, you may find it challenging to recover the compensation you need by yourself. Employers, contractors, and insurance companies often fight to avoid liability for work-related back injuries.

The lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., stand ready to fight back, helping you pursue the financial relief you deserve. Our attorneys will review the facts of your case, evaluate your legal options for seeking compensation, and guide you through the claims process.

Let our lawyers handle all the paperwork and communicate with insurance adjusters for you so you can focus on recovering from your back injury. You can rest assured that the legal team at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., will use our extensive experience and resources to pursue the best possible results for you.

Common Causes and Types of Back Injuries in the Workplace

Employees can suffer back injuries in various kinds of workplace accidents and scenarios, including:

  • Slip-and-fall and trip-and-fall accidents
  • Overexertion
  • Repetitive motion
  • Lifting
  • Falls from heights
  • Being hit by falling objects

Some of the most common examples of work-related back injuries that these accidents can cause include:

  • Ligament sprains
  • Pinched nerves
  • Muscle and tendon strains
  • Herniated and bulging spinal discs
  • Chronic pain
  • Whiplash
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Dislocated vertebrae (spondylolisthesis)
  • Radiculopathy (injury to nerve bundles exiting the spinal column)

Impact of Back Injuries on Workers

Back injuries can have debilitating effects on workers, making it difficult or impossible for them to perform job duties or engage in activities of daily living.

For example, back injuries can cause chronic severe pain and muscle stiffness that restrict a worker’s range of motion. Furthermore, back injuries may involve or lead to muscle weakness that reduces a worker’s strength and limits the ability to perform various duties.

Potential Sources of Compensation for NYC Workplace Back Injuries

Employees in New York City who suffer back injuries on the job may have various options for seeking compensation. These include the following:

  • NY Labor Law §240(1) – A strict liability statute that holds construction and scaffolding companies or a construction site owner responsible for violations of statutory regulations for scaffolding, ladders, hoists, and other similar construction equipment when a construction worker suffers injuries due to such equipment
  • NY Labor Law §241(6) – A statute that holds employers liable when a construction worker gets injured due to the failure to provide reasonable and adequate protection
  • NY Labor Law §200 – A statute that allows construction workers to file injury claims arising from accidents caused by dangerous or defective site conditions or the means, methods, or manner of the work when the contractor or site owner controlled the property or the manner of work
  • Workers’ compensation – Employees who suffer back injuries in the course and scope of their employment can file a claim with their employer for workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, so employees do not need to prove that their employer’s negligence caused their injuries. Benefits are typically available even if the worker was to blame for the accident.
  • Third-party personal injury claims – Injured employees may have the right to pursue personal injury claims when their back injuries occur due to the fault of a party other than their employer and co-workers, such as the manufacturer of defective equipment, an at-fault driver in a car accident, or the owner of a property with unreasonably dangerous conditions.

What Types of Compensation Can You Recover for a Back Injury at Work

You may recover various compensation depending on the claims you pursue for your workplace injury. For example, in a workers’ compensation claim, an injured worker might receive:

  • Medical benefits to cover the cost of reasonable and necessary medical treatment, pain management care, and rehabilitation
  • Lost wage benefits that provide partial reimbursement for lost income or reduced earnings
  • Permanent disability benefits that provide financial payments to workers whose work injury results in permanent partial disability or permanent total disability after the injury has reached maximum medical improvement

A personal injury claim can provide compensation for various financial and personal losses that injured workers may experience due to their back injuries, including for:

  • Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs, including physical therapy
  • Costs of long-term care and support services for disabilities
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment and quality of life caused by disabilities and disfigurement

How Our Lawyers Help Workers with Back Injuries

Recovering from a workplace back injury can be challenging, but you don’t have to face this difficult time alone. Let the attorneys of The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., help you pursue your legal claims by:

  • Thoroughly investigating the facts and circumstances of the work accident that led to your back injury
  • Reviewing the details of your case to identify all your legal options for pursuing financial relief, including Labor Law claims, workers’ compensation, and third-party personal injury lawsuits
  • Documenting your injuries and losses to build a robust case to prove your right to full financial relief
  • Vigorously negotiating to seek the compensation you need through a settlement or resolution of your claim or by taking your case to trial when necessary to seek a fair result

If you suffered a back injury at work, you deserve effective, diligent legal representation to demand maximum compensation. The legal team at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., stands ready to fight for benefits and financial relief for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. With over half a billion dollars recovered for our deserving clients, you can count on our law firm to pursue the best possible result for you.

Contact our office today for a free consultation with our NYC work-related back injury attorneys.