New York Back Injuries Lawyers
Many back injuries sustained by workers may be prevented by their employers. These injuries often result from poor management or a failure to keep up with safety maintenance expectations. If an employee is injured because of an employer’s negligent failure to provide safe conditions at work, they may be entitled to pursue financial compensation for the cost of their injury.
A back injury at work may leave you unable to return to your job and with significant medical bills from treatment. However, compensation may be available. To learn more about your legal options after sustaining a back injury, contact the New York back injuries attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.
Causes of Back Injuries at Work
An employee has the right to work in a relatively safe environment where their employer has taken all necessary steps to improve overall worker safety. If an employer fails to take these precautions, they may be held responsible for the injuries, including back injuries, which workers sustain as a result. The safety mistakes responsible for these injuries may include the following:
- Overworking employees responsible for heavy lifting duties
- Requiring employees to complete heavy lifting tasks at significant heights without assistance
- Failing to provide safety devices for employees who may sustain back trauma at work
- Failing to inspect or maintain work devices that may lead to back trauma if they malfunction
These injuries can include serious health problems, such as damaged muscles, slipped disks, or even nerve problems associated with spinal damage. Treatment and recovery can prove expensive for back injuries, but compensation may be available due to an employer’s negligence.
If you’ve sustained a back injury while at work, you may face considerable injury expenses due to the long recovery time away from work often associated with a back injury. We may be able to help you file for financial compensation for the cost of your injury, though. For a no-cost case evaluation regarding your injury claim, contact a New York personal injury lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.