Do Back Injuries Qualify for Workers' Comp?

Whether it occurs as the result of a fall from a ladder or over time due to poor conditions on the job, a back injury at work is a painful and stressful scenario. You know you need medical treatment, but you may not know where to seek it. You also wonder how you will pay hospital bills, especially if your injury leaves you without an income.

At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., our attorneys are there to get you the physical help you need while assuaging all concerns about the process to come. We represent injured workers in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.

Steps To Take After An Accident

If you are in Baltimore, Maryland, or anywhere in the state, you are entitled to see any physician you want. We recommend visiting your regular doctor, unless in an emergency, as employers' doctors may underestimate the amount of damage done. Regardless of where you go or how your injuries happened, you should seek medical treatment immediately after the accident or at the first sign of symptoms. This is important for three reasons:

• You are more likely to recover faster.
• You give your employer and its insurance company little room to argue.
• You are able to maximize potential benefits covering hospital bills and future needs.

The longer you wait to pursue medical assistance, the more difficult it is to prove your injury is related to work duties, especially in cases of repetitive use injuries.

Helping You Find Answers And Relief

With more than 40 years of experience handling workers' compensation cases, we are able to break down complicated proceedings and give you the information you need to know in straightforward and easy-to-understand language. Our attorneys know a back injury at work leaves you reeling with questions. Even more frustrating, employers often do not disclose all your available options. We ensure you know your rights and are there to voice them.

Advocating For You

No matter what kind of legal issues you face, we invite you to call us at 443-529-0795 to schedule a free initial consultation. Alternatively, you can reach us online.

Our lawyers have offices in Baltimore and throughout Maryland.