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Middle Back Injuries

Focusing on Middle Back Injuries in Southwest Missouri

Real help from an attorney who understands spine injuries in Springfield & Joplin

If you have injured your back on the job, you know how much that injury can severely impact your ability to work and lead a normal, pain-free life.

Middle back injuries — those affecting the spinal cord, the 12 thoracic vertebrae or the muscles surrounding them — can even leave you permanently disabled, unable to care for yourself or others. In the worst cases, an injury to the spinal cord in the thoracic region results in paraplegia.

The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm has helped hundreds of workplace back injury victims in southwest Missouri obtain medical and other benefits to keep them afloat. From short-term physical therapy to lifelong in-home care, we have seen every type of need and helped to meet it. We help workers in every type of job and have particular experience in cases involving construction and industrial accidents.

Anatomy of back injuries

There are several types of back injuries:

  • A complete spinal cord injury is one that results in no functioning below the point of injury.
  • An incomplete injury allows some movement and/or sensation in limbs below the point of injury.
  • Disc herniation occurs when there is a rupture of the cushion between the bony blocks of vertebrae, known as the intervertebral discs. The disc then puts pressure on the spinal column nerves, causing pain, muscle spasms and sometimes numbness.
  • Muscle strain is caused by overuse, either in a single instance or over time.

Persistent fighter for clients’ rights

At The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, we understand how tempting it is to accept a workers’ comp settlement offer for a back injury and move on with your life. But doing so could be costly. Accepting a settlement could prevent you from bringing future claims.

We have seen insurance company representatives take advantage of many injury victims who want to handle their claim on their own. The job of insurance company lawyers and claims handlers is to save the company as much money as possible on every claim. Our job is to ensure you get all of the help you need to heal, pay bills and take care of yourself and your family. We take a comprehensive approach to determine the full value of your claim, now and in the future.

Our Springfield, MO legal team has extensive experience handling all types of back injury cases, including those involving:

  • Herniated discs
  • Nerve impingement
  • Lower back sprain
  • Paralysis, including quadriplegia and paraplegia
  • Lumbar or lower back pain
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar fractures
  • Neck injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries

You have questions about middle back injuries. We have answers. Contact us for a free consultation.

If you suffered a back injury on the job, you are entitled to receive benefits. Contact The Ryan E. Murphy Law Firm, LLC online or at 417-888-0000 to discuss your rights and how we protect them. Your initial consultation is free and you have no obligation to hire us.

You pay no fee until our firm recovers benefits for you.

Unlike most firms, we even cover your court costs if we do not prevail in your case.

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  • Springfield Office
    4905 S. National Ave
    Suite A128
    Springfield, Missouri 65810
    Phone: 417-888-0000
    Fax: 417-763-6864