Coping with the Emotional Impact of an Atlanta Workplace Back Injury

As many Atlanta law firms can attest, employees who suffer back injuries at work and file Workers' Compensation claims in Atlanta find that the pain goes far beyond the physical; it impacts their emotions and entire state of well-being.

Unfortunately, back injuries happen all-too-frequently at Atlanta workplaces, causing many employees to endure long-term, painful back injuries. When your injuries lead to chronic pain, your emotional well-being is threatened and it’s hard to think of anything other than your pain.

Chronic back pain can affect your: 
  • sleep habits;
  • appetite;
  • mood;
  • relationships; and
  • concentration. 
Jerome Schofferman, MD, head of the Rehabilitation, Interventional, and Medical Spine Care Department of the North American Spine Society, explains the ripple effect of a back injury: “The back pain can become a black hole for all of life's bumps in the road.”

In order to cope with the emotional impact of the pain after your workplace accident, you can try: 
  • working with a team of doctors, including a chronic pain specialist;
  • participating in a supervised exercise program;
  • behavioral therapy;
  • keeping a pain journal, noting triggers;
  • prescribed pain medication;
  • deep breathing exercises;
  • biofeedback; and
  • muscle relaxations techniques. 
After you suffer a back injury, it’s important to focus on healing and recuperation, not insurance hassles or legalities of Workers’ Compensation claims in Atlanta. To talk to someone about your claim and ensure that you get the full extent of the benefits you’re entitled to, consult with an experienced workers comp Atlanta law firm. 

Contacting an Atlanta Law Firm

If you are the victim of a workplace accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case – 404-842-7838.
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