Consider yourself incredibly lucky if you’ve never experienced back pain or a back injury in your life. Studies have shown that approximately 80% of adults have injured their back at some point, a truly incredible number.
Back injuries come in all different forms, but most adults suffer from lower back pain, which can be debilitating. So much, so that according to the CDC, back injuries are #2 behind the common cold as the top reason people use sick days from work–more than 264 million days per year, or an average of two missed days for every single full-time worker in the country!
Common Causes of Back Injuries
Some of the leading causes of back pain are injuries sustained at work, in car accidents, during sports or recreational activities, and slips and falls. Surprisingly, people who work desk jobs suffer from chronic back pain due to incorrect posture and/or work conditions that aren’t conducive to good posture. Along with those types of jobs, people who are frequently bending, lifting, and moving are more susceptible to back injuries.
What Happens If You Injure Your Back?
If you hurt your back, whether it’s from an injury on the job, a car or motorcycle accident, a pedestrian accident, or a fall at a store or other place of business, there are a few things you should do.
First, make sure you’re evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible. If you’re injured badly enough at the scene, have someone call 911 and take an ambulance to the emergency room. If you’re able to walk, see your personal physician promptly or get a ride to the ER. Only a doctor should evaluate your injury through scans, X-rays, and other evaluation procedures.
Once you’ve been seen, diagnosed, and treated, call the DC Back Injury Attorneys at The Lapidus Law Firm.
How Can a DC Back Injury Attorney Help?
Suppose you injured your back badly enough in an accident where you were not at fault. In that case, you’re going to have medical bills, possible lost wages, physical therapy and/or rehab, and unforeseen expenses like childcare or even transportation if you’re unable to drive or watch your children.
Should you have to deal with all of this due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence? Absolutely not. Those expenses should be covered by the at fault driver’s insurance company!
DC Back Injury Attorneys
That’s where the DC Back Injury Attorneys at The Lapidus Law Firm can help. While we cannot legally promise or guarantee a settlement, you can rest assured that we will work to get you a fair and reasonable settlement if we take on your case.
Give us a call at (202) 785-5111 to set up a free, no-obligation consultation where we’ll go over your case and decide the best course of action to get you back on your feet again.