What Kind of Injuries Do You See Most Often in Your Work?

By Peter DePaolis

Back injuries and neck injuries can be common injuries seen in a worker’s compensation case. People performing manual labor are commonly affected by this. Lifting, pushing, pulling, and stretching can all contribute to a tweak or strain in the back or neck. It’s important to seek the help of a good orthopedic surgeon that you know or an attorney can recommend. Watch as attorney David Schloss explains how his experience working with those who suffered from a work injury can help you.

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When someone calls me with a new worker’s compensation case, the most common injury I see is usually a back injury or neck injury. And that’s because these are usually people who are performing manual labor, and they’re doing lifting, or pushing, or pulling or stretching and they tweak something in their back or their neck, and so we see that a lot. Hopefully that person has gone to see a good orthopedic surgeon, if not we can give them the names of various orthopedic surgeons who we know accept worker’s compensation cases and who we know have the patient’s best interests at heart, as opposed to perhaps the employer or insurance carriers best interest. But that’s the most common type of injury, someone who has sustained a back injury due to some sort of unusual exertion or tweaking of their back when they’re doing some lifting pushing or pulling. For more information please go to our website Koonz.com.
About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.