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How To Prove A Back Injury At Work

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  • 12/11/2022

If you have injured your back at work, it can be frustrating that you have to prove it to your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company – and then to a Judge if the insurance company denies your claim. If you want to know how to prove a back injury at work, contact the lawyers for workplace injuries at Pearson Koutcher Law as soon as possible.
What to Do After an Injury

  1. Report your injury. Tell your supervisor or another person at your employer who is in a supervisory position about your injury. Don’t hesitate — as soon as the incident happens or you become injured, let a supervisor know. The sooner you report an injury, the better it looks for your case and the quicker you are likely to receive benefits.
  2. Get medical treatment. Seeing a doctor can not only help you recover, but the doctor can provide testimony at a deposition that your injury was work-related. A doctor’s opinion that your injury occurred at work and has rendered you unable to do your job is critical for you to receive benefits.
  3. Contact the lawyers for workplace injuries at Pearson Koutcher Law. Gathering and presenting evidence in a workers’ compensation case is complicated and requires the expertise of a lawyer who specializes in workers’ compensation cases. At Pearson Koutcher Law, we only handle workers’ compensation cases — it’s all we do.

Types Of Back Injuries

Back injuries can be caused by a single traumatic event or due to long-term stress and use. Both types of injuries are covered by workers’ compensation. Often cases from a single traumatic event are easier to prove. However, with a Pearson Koutcher lawyer in your corner, you can prove that a long-term stress injury is work- related.

Types Of Proof For Back Injuries

There are a few things that can be used to establish that you sustained a work-related back injury. You don’t need all of these in order to prevail on a claim, nor are these the only types of evidence that can be presented.

  • Doctors’ records. Records from doctors documenting that you injured your back at work and cannot do your job is strong evidence in support of your case. You will need one of your doctors to testify at a deposition on your behalf about these records.
  • Medical imaging. Diagnostic tests like an MRI can provide objective evidence, such as a herniated disc, that you injured yourself. These diagnostic tests will be discussed at your doctor’s deposition.
  • Witness testimony. If someone saw you injure your back while at work, their description of the event may be used to corroborate your account that you injured yourself.
  • Security footage from your workplace. If the accident that resulted in your injury was captured on video, this may be helpful in proving you were injured at work.

Why Your Claim may be Denied

Even if you injure your back at work, the insurance company may try to deny your claim. They may assert that your injury is due to a pre-existing condition. They may also contend that your back pain is due to arthritis, that you’re just getting older. They may also try to deny your claim if you wait a substantial amount of time to report your back injury, alleging that it probably isn’t serious if you did not report your injury and get treatment promptly. If you are injured at work, it is important that you report it to a supervisor and then get medical treatment right away. If your claim is denied, contact the lawyers for workplace injuries at Pearson Koutcher Law, premier lawyers for work place injuries. They will do their best to ensure that you get the benefits that you deserve.

Need Help Proving a Back Injury at work?

If you need help proving that your back injury occurred at work, contact the lawyers at Pearson Koutcher Law today. Our lawyers have decades of experience fighting for the rights of injured workers. If you need a workers’ compensation lawyer, call Pearson Koutcher Law today for a free consultation.