The Repercussions of a Back Injury

A back injury can affect your whole world.  When you’re in chronic pain and discomfort, it’s not only hard to work, but to perform your regular day-to-day activities and to enjoy life. To ease the anxiety and stress, talk to an Atlanta law firm and try to cover your financial bases by filing Workers’ Compensation claims.

Atlanta factories, construction sites, hospitals, and transportation companies can all pose threats that lead to back injuries. Back injuries can cause not only chronic pain and discomfort, but also: 
  • reduced motor function;
  • loss of sensation;
  • paralysis; and
  • shooting pain. 
Chronic back pain can also lead to emotional issues and cause depression, relationship problems, and a reduction in your quality of life. Treatments are long-term and costly and can leave you in a panic over how you’ll be able to pay your bills and make ends meet, especially if you’re unable to return to work.

Steps to Take after Your Workplace Accident

First and foremost, you need to seek proper treatment when you suffer a back injury; your health is paramount. Immediately inform your employer that you’ve been injured and acquire appropriate medical attention.

When your state of health has been stabilized, you’ll then want to: 
  • ask your supervisor for the proper paperwork for Workers' Compensation claims in Atlanta;
  • carefully fill out the forms, make copies, and return them to the designated organization;
  • get contact information for any witnesses to your accident (i.e. coworkers, supervisors, general public, etc.); and
  • run your situation by an Atlanta law firm, especially if you anticipate problems getting a fair settlement. 
When you’ve been injured and are in pain, your focus should be on recovery and recuperation, not fretting over financial matters. Workers comp was designed to help loyal employees in these times of need, and you owe it to yourself to make use of any available workers comp benefits.

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.