Providing Help For Victims Of Lift Injuries
Lift injuries are among the most common work injury claims. Depending on where you were injured, you could be facing surgery and potentially chronic pain. A severe lifting injury may prevent you from returning to your job, compounding financial pressures as you try to plan for an uncertain future.
Our attorneys at Davie & Valdez, P.C., have over 47 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.
Why Having An Advocate Is Important
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.
Who Is Most Likely To Be Injured From Lifting
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 one 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.
Do Not Wait. You Have Limited Time To Report A Claim.
If you were injured at work, report it right away. You have a limited time period to report a work injury. Once you have reported your claim, call us. We will guide you through the claims process, providing advice on how to protect yourself from the insurance company and maximize your recovery.