Providing Help For Victims

A sudden injury caused by lifting a heavy object at work can leave you dealing with constant pain, the need for multiple surgeries and the inability to return to your job. This can place undue financial pressure on you and your family as medical bills accumulate, creditors begin harassing you and you struggle to make ends meet.

Our attorneys at Davie, Valdez & McElroy, P.C., have over 65 years of combined legal experience helping workplace injury victims throughout El Paso, the rest of Texas. We know injuries that occur at work are often serious and can affect your entire life. Back injuries in particular may result in difficulty with standing or sitting, and if you've suffered a shoulder or arm injury, you may experience a more limited range of motion.

Common Causes

Lifting and straining injuries can happen in any job. While the weight of the object being lifted is often a factor, improper lifting techniques can also contribute to injuries. Common occupations and job tasks that result in lifting injuries include:

  • Hospital staff lifting and assisting heavy patients
  • Workers unloading heavy cargo from commercial trucks
  • Stockers placing inventory on shelves
  • Fabricators operating heavy machinery
  • Movers picking up and transporting heavy furniture

Many of these situations result in debilitating back and neck injuries. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year, accounting for one of every five workplace injuries. Damage from lifting can also include harm to employees' shoulders, arms and knees.

Advocating For Injured Workers

Damage caused to your body from lifting objects can be difficult to diagnose, especially if it is due to repetitive action over a long period of time. To make things more challenging, your employer or its insurance company may try to deny your claim or pay you less than what you may be entitled to.

Our lawyers are familiar with these tactics, and we will advocate on your behalf to help you receive the medical treatment you need and any wage compensation you are owed. Schedule a free initial consultation with us by calling 915-838-1100, or you can submit your information through our Web portal.