Injury Lawyer Services
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 1 million employees suffer back injuries annually. Such injuries account for 20 percent of all workplace injury claims. Some are caused by repetitive lifting or straining, while others are the result of direct trauma from falls.
At John Price Law Firm, LLC, we represent construction workers, industrial workers, nurses and nursing aides, manual laborers and all other South Carolina employees who have suffered serious back injuries. Our back injury attorney services are here to help you obtain the medical and financial benefits you need for:
Herniated disks – What makes a herniated disc painful is the pinching of a nearby nerve by the material leaked out of the disk. This type of pain often radiates to other areas of the body, such as from the neck down through the arm or the lower back down into the leg.
Strains and sprains – These are caused from overstretching a muscle or tearing a ligament. The area around the muscle becomes inflamed which leads to back spasms.
Fractured vertebrae – You can experience different types of vertebrae fracture. Simple compression fractures are when the bone collapses on itself. Burst fractures happen when sections of the bone explode into tissue around the spine, as well as the nerves and spinal cord. Fracture dislocation is the worst of these types of injuries, where the bone breaks, and because the ligaments are also torn, the bones slide away from one another.
Nerve impingement – Pinched nerves occur when a lot of pressure is put on the nerve by surrounding bones, muscles, cartilage or tendons. The pinched nerve may cause tingling, numbness, pain or weakness and may radiate down your legs.
As well as:
- Spinal compression
- Lumbar or lower back pain
- Spinal cord injury
Signs Of A Injury
You may simply write off a back injury as just normal aches and pains, but it is important to treat any signs of a possible back injury. Some of the signs that you may have a back injury include: stiffness in your back or difficulty moving, tenderness in areas that are sore to the touch, difficulty standing straight, pain that gets worse with laughing, coughing, sneezing or other movement, muscle spasms, swelling, bruising and pain radiating down either or both legs. Signs that you may have a severe back injury include: problems passing stool or urinating, difficulty breathing, numbness or a feeling of pins and needles in your legs, feet, hands or arms, fever, blood in your urine and paralysis.
Help From A Lawyer Who Literally Understands Your Pain
John Price is a Charleston workers’ compensation attorney who has handled hundreds of workplace accident cases over the past 25 years of practice. In addition, Mr. Price has undergone back surgery himself. He understands exactly what you are going through as you begin the long, slow and painful process of recovery. If you are looking for a legal advocate who can actually empathize, Mr. Price is an excellent choice.