We use our backs nearly every day for lifting at work. Yet we rarely think about the threat of injury, until it happens.
The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm has seen lifting injuries occur in nearly every type of job, even in those that do not typically involve heavy lifting. No one is immune — you may have a strong back or have hurt your back before. Lifting injuries usually present themselves in one of two ways:
Immediate onset — Acute pain as soon as you lift is a sure sign that something is amiss. It can result from a single lift — heavy or not — or from repeated lifting. It can be tempting to shrug off the pain and hope that it goes away after a few days, but that’s not your best course of action.
Chronic pain — When a dull ache or sharp pain is constantly nagging you, never fully getting better, it can be the result of repetitive lifting.
In either case, when the pain does not subside or worsens over time, it may become impossible to work. If your injury or pain resulted from lifting at work, we can help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits.
A workplace injury is not something to take lightly. If the pain is impinging on your ability to work, you owe it to yourself to seek help.
Workers at some jobs are at particular risk of lifting injuries. Of course, those who regularly do heavy lifting are at the greatest risk. Yet, even lightweight lifting can result in an injury.
At The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm we have the resources and experience to obtain compensation for workers who suffer from:
We successfully represent employees in all fields who are injured through lifting, including moving company workers, warehouse and package delivery personnel, healthcare workers and construction workers.
You have 30 days to notify your employer of an injury. If you assume your lifting injury will go away on its own and never report it to your boss, you could be making a costly mistake. When in doubt, report it. Do yourself a favor — alert your employer about even the mildest strain. Then, you’ve covered your bases if your injury does not heal or gets worse.
When you need an attorney qualified to handle all types of lifting injuries, contact The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, LLC online or at 417-888-0000. You receive a free, no-obligation consultation with an attorney in Springfield and Joplin who really understands Missouri workers’ compensation law.
You pay no fee until our firm recovers benefits for you.