Allentown Back Injury Attorney
Back Injury Claims & Lawsuits in Bethlehem, Easton & the Lehigh Valley
Did you know that back pain is the second leading cause of work absence in the U.S.? Back injuries are common and may occur in many different types of accidents. They can be debilitating depending on their severity and can cause considerable pain, limited movement, and difficulty performing day-to-day activities.
If you suffered a serious back injury and want to discuss your right to benefits or compensation, an Allentown back injury lawyer can help. Knafo Law Offices has been representing the injured in Pennsylvania since 1982 and is ready to provide legal counsel related to personal injury, product liability, or workers’ compensation claims related to back injuries. We offer a free initial consultation and free home or office visits to get you the legal guidance you need.
What Causes Back Injuries?
Various types of accidents that involve direct impact to the back, twisting motions, excessive strain, or sudden impact may cause back injuries. Back pain can be excruciating, radiating down the leg or buttock region. Movement may be severely limited, and a person with a back injury may be unable to work for an extended period of time. Treatment can be expensive and lengthy, not to mention the lost earnings from missed work. It is important to seek compensation for medical care and lost wages.
Our Allentown back injury attorneys may be able to help with cases related to:
- Construction site falls
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car, truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle collisions
- Workplace accidents
- Repetitive motion and physical strain
Signs of a Back Injury
- Pain or tenderness
- Pain increases with movement
- Muscle spasms
- Bruising / swelling
- Pain that radiates down legs
When to File a Back Injury Claim
You could have grounds to file a personal injury claim for back pain or a back injury if someone else’s negligence contributed to the event that caused your injury. If you suffered a back injury or developed chronic back pain as a result of your job, you may not need to prove that anyone was negligent in order to file a claim; if you are covered by workers’ compensation, you could receive benefits regardless of fault.
In other cases, in order to have grounds to file a back injury claim, you will need to prove the following elements:
- Someone else owed you a duty of reasonable care
- The duty of reasonable care was breached
- The breach of the duty of reasonable care was the proximate cause of your injury
- You suffered measurable damages
For example, if you were involved in a serious car accident that left you with significant back pain due to an injury, you could have grounds to file a claim if you can prove that the other driver was at fault. All motorists owe others on the road a reasonable duty of care, meaning they have a responsibility to follow the law and take all necessary precautions to avoid an accident. When motorists act carelessly, recklessly, or unlawfully and cause accidents as a result, people injured in those accidents have the right to seek financial compensation.
What Damages Are Available in Back Injury Claims?
In order to bring a claim against an at-fault person or party, you will also need to show that you suffered measurable damages. Note that this is not necessarily the case if you are filing a workers’ compensation claim.
Damages are any economic or non-economic losses you endured as a result of your injury. Examples include:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Future lost earnings
- Lost earning capacity (disability)
- In-home care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
At Knafo Law Offices, we are committed to helping our clients maximize their recoveries. We work tirelessly to build strong cases that display the full extent of your current and future damages, and our Allentown back injury lawyers are ready to advocate for your rights.
Wrongful Death $15.2 Million
Wrongful death case ended in a verdict of over $15 million dollars.
Car Accident $8.2 Million
Car accident verdict.
Motorcycle Accident $7.25 Million
Using mediation after a motorcycle accident, $7,250,000 was awarded.
Medical Malpractice $4.1 Million
Secured a settlement of over $4 million dollars after medical malpractice occurred.
Negligent Trucker $3 Million
Secured a $3 million dollar settlement for client involving a negligent truck driver.