Treatment Options for Back Injuries at Work
An employer has a legal responsibility to improve workplace safety and, thus, reduce serious injuries among employees. If a person sustains a back injury either due to strain or trauma that could have been reasonably prevented by an employer’s intervention, that worker may be entitled to pursue compensation for the cost of their injury treatment and recovery. Considering that these treatments can prove both expensive and time-consuming, this compensation may prove particularly useful.
If you’ve sustained a back injury at work and are looking for a means to cover your treatment costs, there may be legal options available to pursue financial compensation. For a no-cost consultation regarding your back injury claim, contact a New York work related injuries attorney of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.
Medical Care for Trauma and Strains in the Back
Having a healthy back is crucial for workers in most career fields. Even those who spend most of their time behind a desk need a healthy back to allow them to sit without pain. If a person’s back is injured while at work, getting immediate treatment and care is usually essential to their well-being and comfort. These treatment options may include the following:
- Surgery for nerve, muscle, or spinal injuries
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic assistance
- Pain management medication and time spent recovering
- Steroid injections
These treatment options may require a substantial amount of recovery time, which can leave a person without their much-needed wages. However, compensation may be available to cover both medical treatment and income lost during recovery.
A back injury sustained at work may leave you unable to go to your job and burdened with substantial treatment bills. Compensation may be available if your injury was caused by your employer’s negligence, though. To discuss your legal options at length with an experienced legal advisor, contact the New York personal injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.