Winning Workers' Comp Claims for Work-Related Back Injuries
If you have suffered a back injury on the job, or because of the negligence of someone else in an accident off the job, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses. Back injuries can severely restrict movement and may limit your ability to work. These types of injuries can prevent you from taking part in the normal activities of daily life. Whether you've suffered a minor back injury or a serious life-altering spine injury, you want a lawyer who will help you get full and fair compensation for all your injuries.
At Strong Law Offices, we represent people who have suffered back injuries in personal injury and workers' compensation claims. We never represent insurance companies or large corporations. We dedicate all our resources to protecting the rights of injured people.
Call us toll free at 1-800-234-0090 to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury and workers' compensation attorneys.
From offices in Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington and Decatur, we provide aggressive representation to injured clients throughout Central Illinois, and in Northern Illinois locations such as Joliet, LaSalle, Ottawa, Kankakee and Will County.
We Handle All Back Injuries — From Soft-Tissue Injuries to Herniated Discs
We represent people suffering from all types of back and neck injuries, from soft-tissue injury and back strain to herniated lumbar discs and serious spinal cord injuries and paralysis. The most common type of back injury that we handle is a herniated lumbar disc, also known as a ruptured disc or a slipped disc. A herniated disc can lead to severe back pain, as well as pain, weakness and numbness in your leg or legs. A herniated disc can result from trauma suffered in a car or truck accident.
Back injuries frequently result from workplace accidents such as a slip-and-fall accident, repetitive or heavy lifting or a construction site accident. Many employees are at special risk for back injuries, including:
Warehouse workers, delivery persons and others who do heavy lifting
Nurses and health care aides who transfer patients
Construction workers, carpenters, roofers and other laborers
Truck drivers, traveling salespeople and others at risk for truck and car accidents
Obtaining the Benefits You Deserve for On-the-Job Back Injuries
We fight hard to maximize your workers' compensation benefits after a work-related back injury. We will file a workers' compensation claim to collect the workers' comp benefits that you are entitled to receive. We regularly take workers' comp cases involving neck injuries to arbitration and succeed in obtaining these benefits for our clients. There may also be third-party liability claims against equipment manufacturers and other negligent entities besides your employer.
Medical Benefits: If your back injury took place on the job, we can help you get the medical treatment you need. Our attorneys stay on top of the medical literature and surgical techniques related to all types of lumbar and thoracic spine injuries. We fight for your right to treatment with the top doctors who use the most-advanced medical techniques. We work hard to help you receive the best health care money can buy, including treatment from orthopaedic spine surgeons, neurologists and neurosurgeons, pain management clinics, physical and occupational therapists and other medical professionals who specialize in the treatment of back injuries.
You may also qualify for lifetime medical benefits related to your injury.
Wage Loss Benefits: Under Illinois workers' compensation laws, you are entitled to wage loss benefits if you are unable to work because of your back injury. Wage loss benefits are payable during the initial period of recovery. They may also be payable later if you are permanently disabled from working, or you can only return to a lower-paying job after your back injury.
Benefits After Maximum Medical Improvement: After you have recovered as much as can be expected from your back injury, you may be entitled to other benefits after you have reached MMI. Retraining benefits, permanent partial disability, temporary partial disability, permanent total disability or a lump-sum payment are some of the possible benefits you may be entitled to depending on the circumstances.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
For aggressive representation in all personal injury and worker's compensation cases related to back injuries, contact Strong Law Offices for a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. We pledge to provide a high level of service to you, and to return all your phone calls and emails promptly.
At Strong Law Offices, we handle all claims on a contingent fee basis. In other words, we are not paid unless we collect a settlement or recovery on behalf of our clients. In workers' compensation claims, our fees are determined by Illinois statute.