Back and disc injuries are some of the most serious injuries a person can suffer in life, especially if these injuries cause you to miss time on the job. Missing time at work after suffering an injury can turn your life upside down. You may not be able to pay your medical bills, monthly expenses, put food on the table, or care for your family. There are various accidents that can lead to back and disc injuries, and Roberts Law Office will discuss those accidents below.
Falls From Heights
One of the most common accidents that can cause you to suffer a back or disc injury is a fall from heights. Working on ladders, scaffolding, or scissor lifts is dangerous. When working high above the ground you need to take as many precautions as possible to avoid falling and suffering a serious injury. If the fall is severe enough, you could sever your spine and even suffer from paralysis.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Of course, motor vehicle accidents also lead to back and disc injuries. Whether you are riding in a car, SUV, truck, or motorcycle, an accident can cause severe injuries that leave you out of work. It is important that you always accept medical evaluation following a motor vehicle accident, even if you think you might not be injured. Delayed onset of pain is a real medical issue and you might not experience any pain until hours or days following the accident.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Riding your bicycle to and from work or for exercise is a great way to stay in shape. The same goes for walking as much as possible. But, being a pedestrian or a bicyclist is dangerous. You are not protected at all from the elements or from vehicles. If you are hit by a vehicle when on your bicycle or while walking, you can be thrown dozens of feet in the air, landing on your back. Back and disc injuries in these accidents can be especially traumatic.
Are you a construction worker? If so, the risk that you could suffer a back or disc injury is high. Even the safest of construction sites can have hazards that could lead to you suffering an injury to your back. Make sure you always wear your protective gear and any harness required when working on the site. It could mean the difference between a minor bruise or paralysis if involved in an accident.
Speak with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
Were you injured in any of the accidents listed in this post? If so, you need to protect your rights immediately and speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. Dealing with back and disc injuries is not easy. You will want someone on your side who will fight for the compensation you deserve so you do not have to worry about medical bills and other expenses associated with the accident in Kentucky. Contact Roberts Law Office at (859) 231-0202 today to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.