We rely on our back to do most of our daily functions. Without our backs we would not be able to use our lower body or use much of the strength in our arms and legs. A back injury can keep you from doing many of things you enjoy and spending time with the people you love.
If a person overuses his or her back or does not lift objects in a proper fashion at work, he or she may become injured. Employers should inform workers who perform high amounts of physical activity how to lift and handle heavy materials. Also, if an employee must stand for a long period of time, he or she should be able to take regular breaks. Constant walking, lifting, and sitting can also cause back pain, soreness, or spasms.
Back injuries can occur from stretching or straining muscles, damaged spinal bones or joints, disc damage or slippage, or nerve damage. Back injuries may also be a result of performing a task at work, being hit in an auto accident, home activities, falling from a high place, stabbing or lacerations, and constantly working in a fashion that is detrimental to the back. Whether minor or severe, there is legal help available for victims of back injuries that occur due to the negligence of another person or entity.
If you or someone you know has experienced a back injury at work or is a victim of negligence on behalf of a business, institution, or other person, contact the Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, P.C. today at 317-634-8565.