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Akron Back Injuries
Back pain can be debilitating. As one of the leading causes of missed work, back pain affects many people, from adolescents to older generations. Researchers say that over 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In America, almost 2% of the entire United States workforce is disabled by back pain on any given day.
The reasons for back injuries can be many, and the treatments can be lengthy. Back injuries following a car accident, work fall, or other negligence can lead to long-lasting medical issues, loss of independence, and psychological scarring.
If you are the victim of a back injury due to someone else’s negligence, then the dedicated team of Akron back injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you receive the medical support and compensation you deserve. Call us today at (330) 869-9007 or use our online contact form to reach out.
Akron Back Injury: Common Causes
Any sudden impact or force that causes trauma to the nerves, muscles, tendons, and bones in the back can result in a back injury. While whiplash, slipped discs, and other spinal injuries are common examples, some other common incidents where back injuries can occur are:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- ATV Accidents
- Sports Injuries
- Bike Accidents
- Slip & Falls
- Work Accidents
According to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, back injuries are the most common type of injury to occur in the workplace and often are a result of overexertion or safety negligence. But as you can see, back injuries can occur for a variety of reasons and lead to chronic and debilitating back pain.
Living with Back Pain
Although often treatable, back pain can occur again and result in lifelong struggles and immobility. Back pain can range from minor to crippling and can produce severe psychological effects. Some of these effects include:
- Sleep deprivation
Symptoms of Back Injuries
The symptoms of back injuries can vary a great deal and be attributed to many different factors. Some of the symptoms of a back injury include:
- Bulging discs
- Sore back muscles
- Tingling in fingertips or toes
- Shooting pain that radiates down the leg, can be chronic
- Increasing pain when standing, bending, or lifting
Further examples severe back or spinal trauma include:
- Loss of motor functions
- Numbness and loss of feeling in hands or feet
- Loss of bowel control
- A decrease in sexual functions
- Trouble breathing
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms due to a back injury that was no fault of your own, the Akron back injury lawyer can help you navigate through the legal process and recover compensation.
Filing a Back Injury Claim
Depending on the degree of your back injury, it can very easily result in missing days, weeks, or even months of work.
In the most severe Ohio back injury cases, people completely lose their ability to work at all. If you are suffering from a back injury sustained in an automobile accident, sports event, or through the actions or negligence of another person or entity, you may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit and/or claim workers’ compensation.
KNR’s back injury lawyers have extensive knowledge of dealing with painful personal injury cases and have helped numerous Akron-area back injury victims get compensation for physical, psychological, and financial damages.
To establish liability, prove negligence, and ultimately have a successful back injury claim or lawsuit, you must show:
- The other party had a duty of care toward you
- This duty was breached by a failure to act reasonably
- The breach of this duty caused your back injury
- You suffered harm that you can be compensated for
For instance, if you were diagnosed with a bulging disc after a rear-end accident, you and your lawyer will need to prove that the other driver had a duty to follow the traffic laws, they breached this duty by tailgating, and your back injury was caused by the collision. Finally, you’ll have to demonstrate that you suffered financial and other harm in connection to your injuries. This could be your medical bills, inability to work, or pain and suffering
Back Injury Compensation
Depending on the severity and other factors involved with your back injury, you may be able to recover compensation for all your related economic and non-economic damages. Whether from a car crash or work accident, you may be entitled to your:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
Treating Back Injuries
Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center is one of the many medical centers in Ohio that offer various back injury treatments.
Whilst surgery is often necessary for long-term chronic back pain and severe injuries, Ohio State University’s medical team usually start patients off with more conservative options first. These can include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Occupational therapy
- Tissue manipulation, such as Rolfing
- Integrative medicine
Long-Terms Cost of back Injuries
The University of Ohio Wexner Medical Center states that back pain is treatable but not often curable. This can lead to lifelong medical appointments and treatments. The costs of medications, physical therapy, and surgeries can add up rather quickly.
The average treatment cost of someone with minor back injuries can be thousands of dollars per year, and this can increase if you suffer a severe back injury.
KNR’s Akron Back Injury Lawyers Can Help
Our experienced legal team at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can help you or your loved one seek compensation for back injuries sustained from motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, sports activities, or other types of accidents.
Back injury cases are complex. The severity of the injury in question and circumstances around the accident will significantly affect now your case moves forward. In addition, the insurance company will usually try to diminish your experiences and downplay the seriousness of your injury.
A skilled lawyer can illustrate what you endured and how your slipped disc or other back injury impacted your life.
At KNR, our Akron attorneys will:
- Answer your questions and concerns
- Keep you updated during all stages of the process
- Obtain medical records about the extent of your back injury
- Identify the responsible party
- Determine the fair and full value of your damages
- Negotiate for maximum compensation
- Fight for everything you deserve in court if necessary
Contact KNR Today. Free Consults
If you suffered any type of back injury due to another’s negligence, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer from Kisling, Nestico & Redick today. We can explain your options for recovering compensation: an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit. We will guide you through the process, protect your rights, and aggressively seek maximum compensation.