A New York Back Injury Lawyer Who Understands What Victims Are Going Through
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than a million workers suffer back injuries each year. Over twenty percent of workplace injuries involve back strain of some kind. Workplace back injuries can include shoulder and neck injury, as well as spinal cord injury, since the back involves so many muscles, joints, ligaments and bones. If you have on-the-job back pain or your back aches after doing certain job tasks or movements, you need an experienced New York back injury attorney by your side!
Workplace Back Injury Demands a Strong Workers Compensation Lawyer to Fight For Your Rights
Many movements and duties can cause job-related back injuries, from lifting, carrying, holding and lowering heavy items to twisting, bending over or reaching up to do even minor tasks. You could even put your back out lifting the same inventory boxes you’ve been stocking on shelves for decades or lifting patients off of gurneys as you’ve done every day for your entire nursing career. All it takes is one wrong move to give you a strained muscle, slipped disc or torn ligament.
The BLS reports that 80% of back injuries involve lower back pain and that a quarter of those occur due to heavy lifting of some kind. Back injury can be one of many work accident injuries requiring surgery, and frequently happens to construction workers, utility workers, tunnel workers, truckers, even line cooks, teachers, bus drivers and retail industry workers. More than a quarter of all employees filing a workers compensation claim do so for a job-related back injury, costing companies billions of dollars.
A back injury can keep you off the job for weeks and months, but a trusted back injury lawyer in New York can help you get through this tough time. Call Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, LLP toll-free at (800) 692-3717 or contact us online for a free evaluation. We serve communities in New York, including Staten Island, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester and Rockland counties, the Bronx and Manhattan.