Injuries Caused by Lifting
If you have been hurt by lifting something at work, you are not alone. Countless other workers have suffered a similar injury at work. If your injury occurred at work or was directly work related, you should be entitled to compensation for your injuries through the workers' compensation program.
I know that employers and their insurance companies often try to deny their workers' claims. Especially in the case of lifting injuries, there is a lot of opportunity for them to argue that the injuries are not work related. As a Wheaton workplace lifting injury attorney, I have years of experience with the workers' compensation process. I can walk you through the process, fighting for your interests every step of the way so that you can get the compensation you need to recover after a work-related lifting injury.
Lifting Injuries on the Job
A work-related back injury can be gradual or sudden. Gradual back injuries are considered repetitive injury accidents, caused by repeatedly lifting in the same way. This type of injury can take weeks, months or even years to fully develop, but you should still be eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
Other back injuries can be sudden. One wrong lift can cause a herniated disc or a dislocated back. In many cases, a sudden back injury like this is a just an aggravation of a pre-existing injury. Just like with repetitive injuries, you should still be entitled to compensation.
Lifting injuries are not limited only to back injuries, either, but include:
Regardless of the type of injury you have suffered, The Law Offices of Christine M. Ory, P.C. can help.
Contact Your Illinois Workplace Injury Compensation Lawyer
Sometimes the most helpful thing for workers who have suffered an injury is knowledge. When you know a little bit about the process and what it is you are facing, it will help to calm your fears and give you a fresh outlook. My clients appreciate the way I offer a helpful hand throughout their cases, walking them through every step of the process.