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Recognizing the Signs of Work-Related Lower Back Pain and Getting Treatment

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people miss work or file workers compensation claims. At some point, everyone has probably experienced back pain. It’s actually one of the most common reasons why people might have to miss work and a common claim in workers’ compensation. Some may think that back pain is … Read more

Updated: October 16, 2019

Filing for Missouri Workers Comp After a Back Injury

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Back injuries are the second most common workplace injury, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OHSA). The most common work-related back injuries include: The majority of work related back injuries are caused by twisting or over-extension of the spine due to pulling, pushing, heavy lifting, or poor posture. Work-related back injuries are often … Read more

Updated: May 3, 2023

St. Louis Workplace Injury – Lower Back Pain and Occupational Disability

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The Department of Labor attributes 33% of occupational musculoskeletal injuries to lower back pain. According to a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, about 66% of lower back pain patients resume work within a month, while 17% are incapable of working for 1 to 6 months. Another 7% cannot work for … Read more

Updated: May 3, 2023

St. Louis Work Compensation Lawyer: Back Injury Prevention Tips

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Back injuries are one of the most commonly reported work related injuries. A back injury can range from minor strains to serious and painful conditions such as herniated discs. There many reasons a back injury may occur at the workplace. For example, Missouri workers can get back injuries from repeatedly standing or sitting for long … Read more

Updated: November 1, 2015

Chronic Back Pain and Workers Compensation

If you have suffered a back injury at work, you may need to be able to prove that it was caused by a task or accident while at work. So far this year in Missouri, 5,479 workers compensation cases have been filed.  A large portion of these involve back injuries and pain that are often … Read more

Updated: October 31, 2013

Back Injuries Resulting from a Workplace Accident

Herniated discs can be incredibly painful. The pain can spread to your limbs and can become excruciating. Back injuries can affect every aspect of your life and can leave you unable to work. It is incredibly important to get necessary medical care if you have sustained a back injury at work. Failing to get treatment … Read more

Updated: May 3, 2023