Back injuries can occur in a variety of scenarios. Along with on-the-job back injuries, soft tissue injuries are frequently sustained in car accidents. In a worst-case scenario, these kinds of back injuries can be completely debilitating, as in the case with serious paralysis causing spinal cord injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered a back injury because of someone's negligence, it is important that you do not shoulder the burden of recovery, medical bills and lost wages alone. Reach out to one of our experienced Bridgeport back injury attorneys today to protect your rights and your future.
Have you suffered a serious back injury because of someone's negligence? Call the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke today at 203-864-4427, or toll free at 800-658-1245 for a free consultation.
Experienced Personal Injury Representatives
With more than half a century of combined experience, we at the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke are ready to bring our comprehensive experience in personal injury to do everything possible to maximize your compensation and your ability to heal. We have worked on hundreds of cases involving back injuries and spinal cord injuries. We will ready the case for litigation by undertaking rigorous investigation and discovery. If we are unable to reach a settlement with opposing counsel that is fair, given your injury, we are ready to go to court in pursuit of your best interests.
Workers' Compensation For Back Injuries
Back injuries are among the most common of on-the-job injuries, and they can debilitate workers for long periods of time. Back injuries often also require intensive rehabilitation, which leads to significant lost wages and medical bills. Though neck fusions, disk replacements, pain management and other kinds of physical therapy can be extremely expensive and time-consuming, workers' compensation benefits can help people cover all of these and other bills as they heal and recover.
In addition to our work as personal injury lawyers, our staff has extensive experience handling workers' compensation claims for the victims of on-the-job injuries. If you have been hurt in a Connecticut workplace, our law firm will help you pursue the compensation you need to get back on your feet and back on the job.
Whiplash, a common and potentially serious soft-tissue injury resulting from auto accidents, occurs when the head is snapped violently backward and then forward. It can injure intervertebral disks and joints, as well as nerves, ligaments and muscles. Although insurance companies often trivialize such injuries, they can be serious and painful.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety and Administration, more than 800,000 American drivers and passengers suffer whiplash annually, with total associated medical and lost work-time costs amounting to $5.2 billion.
To reduce whiplash injury potential, adjust car headrests per owner's manual guides, practice defensive motoring, and avoid speeding or unsafe drivers. Properly restrain all children.
Physicians use X-rays and physical examinations to diagnose whiplash, which may be treated with medications as well as surgical or physical therapies. Whiplash injuries may take weeks to appear.
Anyone who is involved in an auto accident and suspects whiplash injury should consult a physician and an attorney.
Contact Our Experienced Attorneys
We invite you to call the Law Offices of James L. O'Rourke at 203-864-4427 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free, initial consultation with one of our Stratford attorneys for back injuries. Our team is ready to help 24/7.