Des Moines Back Injury Lawyer
Helping Injured Workers Fight to Recover Their Rightful Benefits
Back injuries are some of the most common on-the-job injuries in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately one million workers suffer from back injuries, accounting for almost 20% of all work-related injuries and illnesses in the U.S. If you have sustained a work-related back injury, you already know just how painful and debilitating they can be. While you may be covered by workers’ compensation, actually recovering your rightful benefits could be a difficult task.
As an experienced Des Moines back injury lawyer, Attorney Mark King understands how important it is that you receive workers’ compensation benefits while you are out of work due to your back injury. He can work to prove that your injury was work-related and that you are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. Every case is different, so it is important that you sit down with Attorney King as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of your situation and learn more about your legal rights and options.
Common Types of Work-Related Back Injuries
Whether as the result of a one-time traumatic event or due to long-term repetitive motions, back injuries are often extremely serious. Injured workers can find themselves in a great deal of pain, regardless of the type of back injury they have sustained. Often, these injuries require extensive medical treatment and keep employees from returning to work for extended periods of time.
Some of the most common work-related back injuries include:
- Acute or chronic lower back pain
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative back injuries
If you are suffering from one of these or another work-related back injury, you could be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Reach out to King Law, PLLC today to speak to an experienced Des Moines back injury lawyer.
Proving Your Injury Was Work-Related
In order to be covered by workers’ compensation, you must prove that your back injury happened while you were on the job or while you were carrying out duties covered by the scope of your employment. A worker who is required to frequently lift or move heavy objects can prove that his newly developed back pain was the result of these work-related duties; a commercial vehicle operator who is involved in an accident while transporting cargo for her employer can prove that the whiplash she suffered in the collision happened while she was on the clock.
However, insurance companies often try to disprove that back injuries are related to the injured employee’s work. They may try to argue that you had a preexisting condition and, therefore, you are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In actuality, you could be entitled to workers’ comp benefits even if you did have a preexisting back injury or similar condition. If you can prove that your work-related activities significantly aggravated your preexisting injury, you could still be able to recover benefits. It is extremely important that you talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer, as these types of claims are very complex.
Choose a Trusted Attorney with 20+ Years of Experience
For more than two decades, Attorney King has been fighting on behalf of injured workers throughout the Des Moines area and across Iowa. With past experience representing employers and insurance companies, he has a firsthand knowledge of how these entities operate, including the lengths they will go to in their efforts to dispute or deny rightful claims.
Now, he uses this knowledge to aggressively advocate for injured workers, helping them recover the benefits they need to heal and get back on their feet. King Law, PLLC is ready to assist you with your back injury case. The firm only takes a select number of cases at a time in order to provide each and every client with the care and attention they deserve.
There are no attorney’s fees unless you receive compensation. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.