Fayetteville Back Injury Attorneys
Lifting a large amount of materials or a particularly heavy object should not necessarily be a safety issue so long as the lift is done properly and does not ask too much out of a single person or group of people. In situations where it may be more appropriate for a machine to do a certain amount of heavy lifting or where an employee cannot get in the appropriate lifting position, injuries may occur that can cause serious harm to a worker’s muscles. In particular, back injuries are a devastating and common result of improper lifting.
If you have been injured while on the job, contact the Fayetteville back injury attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC., by calling (910) 488-1600 for assistance with filing a workers’ compensation claim or denial appeal.
Causes of Back Injuries
Lifting requires proper technique and a common sense approach to what is feasible given a person’s physical capabilities and level of fatigue. If a worker is not in a position to complete this task safely and is still expected to move or lift a heavy object, the result may be injuries in multiple important muscles of the back. The following scenarios can lead to back injuries:
- Lifting objects that are too heavy
- Lifting in awkward or improper positions
- Lifting without a proper grip
Injuries caused by improper lifting can result in serious harm to the back, which may affect a person’s ability to stand, sit, or walk. The ability to perform work duties can be seriously affected by these injuries, which often require physical therapy or extensive rest to overcome.
For more information regarding your legal rights as an injured worker, contact the Fayetteville back injury lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC., at (910) 488-1600.