Back Injury Attorney in Allentown, PA
A herniated disk is a type of back injury that occurs when one of the disks between the vertebrae in the spine slips out of place or ruptures, irritating the nearby nerves and causing pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg. Herniated disks are most often associated with old age but can also be caused by repetitive motion, heavy lifting, and accidents.
Knafo Law Offices represents clients across the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania who have experienced herniated disks in accidents or as a result of the tasks associated with their jobs. Our Allentown back injury attorneys handle personal injury and workers’ compensation claims for clients with herniated disks, offering the legal counsel they need to pursue fair damages or benefits. With our help, you may be able to recover a just settlement or award that covers all of the medical bills and lost earnings associated with your herniated disk.
What is a Herniated Disk?
The bones in that form the spine are surrounded by discs. Each disk is round and is formed by a tough outer layer. Discs act as shock absorbents for the spine, and are considered "herniated" when a fragment of the disc is pushed out of its outer layer.
Causes of Herniated Discs & Your Rights
There are two primary scenarios in which a herniated disk may provide grounds for a claim:
- The first pertains to accidents. A herniated disc may occur in an auto accident, fall, or other accident that causes a sudden impact or a blow to the back. A personal injury claim may apply in these scenarios.
- The second pertains to repetitive motion or heavy lifting. A person who is required to perform physical labor, such as in construction, may constantly lift and move things, and this can put undue strain on the back. Workers’ compensation claims may apply in work-related back injuries of this kind.
When herniated discs are caused by negligence or occur at work, you may be able to recover compensation. An Allentown injury lawyer at Knafo Law Offices can help. We know the ins and outs of workers’ comp claims and can take the appropriate action to handle an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit connected with a herniated disk or other serious injuries.
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Motorcycle Accident $7.25 Million
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