Construction work can put a great deal of stress on the spine. With the right safety standards, lifting or pushing heavy objects can help to get a job done. All too often, however, these and other construction duties can result in serious back injuries, which can result in sky-high medical bills. Worse still, they can leave workers temporarily or permanently disabled. In the construction industry, this can make it impossible to return to work, resulting in lost income.
If you experienced a back injury while working on a construction site, Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help. Our Chicago back injury attorneys will carefully consider your case to determine the best course of action, and either assist you with a workers’ compensation insurance claim or with a lawsuit to fight for the compensation you need.
Causes of Back Injuries on Construction Sites
Construction is a physically demanding line of work. While any construction job is likely to put some strain on your body, some duties can be particularly taxing on your back. Here are a few of the hazards in construction work that commonly result in back injuries:
- Heavy lifting
- Carrying heavy materials
- Pushing or pulling heavy equipment
- Twisting the back while lifting
- Working in awkward postures
- Bending over frequently
- Working on a surface below waist level
If your construction job required you to do any of these or other hazardous practices, you may be entitled to compensation for any resulting back injuries. You can file a claim through your employer’s worker’s compensation insurance, or, in some cases, you may even be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. An experienced back injury attorney from Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you determine which course of action is appropriate for your case.
Recovering from a back injury can be difficult, especially for a construction worker who relies on their physical capacities for work. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to navigate the insurance claim or lawsuit process. The Chicago construction attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC can help you build your claim or case as effectively as possible. We will work tirelessly to increase your chances of winning compensation from your insurance company or in court. If you or someone you love experienced a back injury while working on a construction site, call the Chicago back injury attorneys of Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC today at 312-346-8620.