Burlington Lawyers Representing Workers With Back Injuries
A back injury can make it impossible for you to do your job. If your back injury is job-related, you are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation. However, obtaining those benefits isn’t always easy.
At the law firm of Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., in Burlington, New Jersey, our lawyers help injured workers receive the benefits they deserve from workers’ compensation. If your back injury claim was denied by your employer, or if you are not receiving the medical care you need, contact us for a free initial consultation.
When Is A Back Injury Covered By Workers’ Compensation?
Back injuries usually happen in one of two ways:
- From a traumatic event such as falling or lifting a heavy object
- From repetitive stress over time
As long as your injury is job-related, it is covered by workers’ compensation. Even if you had a pre-existing back condition, you are covered by workers’ compensation if your condition was aggravated by your work activities.
What If My Doctor Isn’t Treating My Back Injury Seriously?
Workers’ compensation doctors are paid by your employer. As a result, they may put your employer’s interests ahead of yours.
If your doctor says you are ready to return to work, but you do not feel ready, it’s important to seek legal advice. Simply refusing to go back to work or accept a light-duty assignment could result in loss of your workers’ compensation benefits and your job.
Can I be fired for filing a workers’ compensation claim?
For More Information About Workplace Back Injuries
To discuss an on-the-job back injury with an experienced Burlington workers’ compensation attorney, call 609-589-0649 or complete our contact form. The consultation is free, and we charge no fees unless we win your case.