New York City Back Injury Lawyer
Assisting Workers in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens who have suffered a Back Injury While Working at a Construction Site
After being involved in a construction accident while on the job, many workers complain of back injuries. In some instances, these back injuries are soft-tissue type injuries, while in other cases, the injuries are far more serious and involve limited or permanent damage to the spinal cord.
If you have suffered a back injury while working on the job at a construction site, the skilled New York City back injury lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman could assist. Our lawyers can determine how your accident occurred and might be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits on your behalf.
Types of Back Injuries Sustained at Construction Sites
Construction sites are dangerous places. When workers fall from heights and land on their backs, they can suffer serious injuries which sometimes turn deadly. Some of the most common types of back injuries that workers may sustain at a construction site include the following:
● Back sprains
● Herniated or bulging discs
● Spinal cord damage
● Fractures and broken bones
The difficulty with back injuries is that the resulting pain can occur not only in the back region, but it can also radiate to other areas of the body, including the lower extremities.
Spinal Cord Injuries
One of the most serious back injuries that a construction site worker could sustain on the job is a spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injuries can cause intense pain and could result in both short and long-term complications. Some common consequences of construction site spinal cord injuries include:
● Partial or complete spinal cord paralysis
● Difficulty breathing
● Loss of sensation in the affected area
● Numbness in the affected area
● Reduced sexual functioning ability
● Loss of bowel or bladder control
● Muscle spasms
In addition to these injuries, a worker could suffer a spinal cord fracture or a herniated disc, both of which can be debilitating.
Claims for Benefits
If you have suffered a back injury while working on a construction site, you may be eligible to file a claim for workers’ compensation and pursue benefits. When pursuing benefits, you could recover the costs of your medical treatment, a portion of your missed wages from work, compensation for temporary and/or permanent disability, and vocational rehabilitation and training (i.e., if you must switch jobs or careers because of the injuries you suffered).
Talk to a New York City Back Injury Lawyer Today
If you suffered a serious back injury while working at a construction site, the knowledgeable attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman could help you pursue the benefits you deserve. Our legal team can file a claim on your behalf and present you will all of the legal options available to you under the circumstances.
To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City back injury lawyer, please call us today at 212-285-3300 or contact us online.