My Legal Aspirations

For as long as I can remember, the legal field has always fascinated me. While my friends watched sitcoms and cartoons, I chose to watch courtroom dramas and real life trials unfold. There was never really any question as to what I wanted to be when I got older. The only profession for me was that of a trial lawyer. Unfortunately, a serious car accident several years ago changed all that. Now, my injuries prevent me from leaving my home most days. However, my love for the law has never went away. While I may not be able to realize my dreams of becoming a trail lawyer, I still wish to help people with their legal problems. That is why I decided to start this blog. It is my hope that the information contained in these pages will help other accident victims like me when filing their personal injury claims.

Why Getting Workers' Compensation For Back Pain Might Be Difficult


You should get workers' compensation benefits for all your work-related injuries, including back pain. However, you have to prove that your injury is work-related before you can receive the benefits. Unfortunately, this isn't easy to do in the case of back pain because of the following.

There are Many Alternative Causes of the Pain

It is not easy to pinpoint your work as the sole cause of your back pain; it can originate from many other places and often occurs over time. If a cutting machine chops off a finger at work, you can report your injury immediately, and the evidence will be there for everybody to see. 

Back injuries are not that obvious. For example, your employer can argue that you hurt your back playing with your kids at home or working in your garden. You will have to show that you hurt your back at work to get compensated.

It Is a Common Injury in Old Age

If you are an aged worker, your employer can also argue that your back pain is as a result of your advanced age, and not your work. After all, some health professionals claim back pain is a normal part of aging. Therefore, your employer isn't required to compensate you for your age-related pains.

To get compensated for back pain, you will have to prove that it is something other than your advanced age that caused it. Testimony from your doctor, for example, can link your work to your back pain and get you the desired proof.

Some Back Pain Has No Known Causes

While back pain is a common symptom of injury, some forms of lower back pain have no known causes. It will be difficult to get compensation for something whose cause you can't prove. You have no choice here but to find a specific diagnosis and link it to your work. You might be out of luck if physical tests, x-rays, and laboratory tests don't reveal the cause of your back pain. To reduce the chances of that happening, consult those who specialize in back pain.

Consult a workers' compensation lawyer and check out for more information if you have been refused compensation for your back pain, and you are convinced it is work related. The lawyer will review your case to see whether the denial is warranted and advise you on measures you can take to succeed with an appeal.


14 July 2016