Addressing Back Injuries
Workers who suffer back injuries on the job do not always report the injury or obtain needed treatment. They may keep on working until the pain becomes so severe that they can no longer work. This is a mistake; injured workers should report their injuries to their employers and seek medical attention, however minor they think the injuries are. Medical treatment records are a large part of the evidence used to determine benefit awards under workers’ compensation law.
At the Davenport law firm of Tyler & Associates, PC, attorney Leanne Tyler assists clients who have suffered back injuries at work. She also files lawsuits for those who were injured by negligent third parties who are not co-workers, supervisors or others associated with the employer. For example, injuries caused by a negligent delivery truck driver or subcontractor may be considered work-related injuries.
Employees often suffer back injuries while working in factories, hospitals, offices, warehouses and other industries where lifting injuries are common. Ms. Tyler has also represented people who suffered back injuries because of falls, machinery malfunctions and repeated twisting while lifting. She has helped injured workers obtain benefits through workers’ compensation for their medical expenses and lost wages. She has also filed personal injury lawsuits when the injury was caused by a negligent third party. She helps determine the best strategy for obtaining needed compensation.
Examples of Back Injury Cases
Clients come to her Davenport law firm after suffering back injuries such as:
- Herniated disks
- Bulging or ruptured disks
- Crush injuries
- Nerve damage
- Strains or sprains, including lumbar strain
She also helps clients who have suffered paralysis after a back or neck injury involving the spinal cord. Whatever the nature of the injury, attorney Tyler guides workers through the legal process as they seek compensation for their expenses and injuries.
Helping Clients at All Stages of the Benefits Application Process
Ms. Tyler can assist with the application and appeal. Ms. Tyler ensures that all documentation is provided and that it is submitted in the format preferred by the Iowa Industrial Commission Hearing Deputies of the workers’ compensation board. When needed, she will take cases to the Iowa Court of Appeals in pursuit of fairness for her clients.
To learn more about the Davenport back injury lawyer at Tyler & Associates, PC, call 563-275-4793.
The firm offers free initial consultations in workers’ compensation and personal injury matters.