Getting compensation for a back injury
Getting compensation for back injury is sometimes almost as difficult as experiencing a back injury. However, when your back pain is caused by someone’s neglect, that only adds to the misery. Many people fail to realize that the financial costs associated with back injury can be overwhelming. The physical pain and the mental stress, combined with financial hardships if you are out from work can be demoralizing. In every case, back injuries are difficult to live with, and you will need an injury attorney who can ensure that you are properly compensated for your medical costs, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
How your back works
Our spine is one of the most complex systems in the body. It is comprised of 33 bones called vertebrae. These vertebrae are comprised of a set of matching connective tissues. The spine extends from the base of the skull, down to the pelvis. The vertebrae work together to enclose and protect the bundle of nerve tissues known as the spinal cord. Between each vertebra, there is a soft pad that is filled with cushioning fluid, this pad is known as a spinal disc. The disc serves as a type of shock absorber between the bones. When we injure any one of our vertebrae, connective tissues, or the spinal cord; the immediate result is significant pain, sometimes to the extent that it becomes impossible to work or carry out daily tasks.
Back injury medical costs- and getting compensation for a back injury
Treatment for back injury may be ongoing for years, depending upon the severity of the injury. Treatment is typically very expensive because it involves several modalities, and other factors such as:
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Epidural injections
- Doctor’s fees
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
Adding to all this cost, the injury may require that the injured person remain out of work for extended periods of time, eventually amounting to tens of thousands of dollars in wages.
The role of your attorney and getting compensation for your back injury
The best personal injury attorneys work with a team of experts such as physicians, rehabilitation specialists, and life care planners in an effort to ensure that their clients receive full compensation for both their past and their future medical expenses. Injured clients are also entitled to compensation for past and future income that is lost as a result of their injury. The best injury attorneys will also pursue damages for pain and suffering, along with related costs, associated with improvement of life.
A Charlotte, NC personal injury attorney
It is important to remember that no matter how safe you try to be, negligent and irresponsible people are all around you. This is why the accident and injury attorneys at the Olive Law Firm of Charlotte, NC are also ready to work for you and your family. They can help you with quality representation, and if necessary can provide legal assistance for Spanish speaking clients. If you or a family member ends up with back injury as the result of a negligent act; call the offices of the Olive Law Firm for a free consultation with a Charlotte personal injury lawyer.