Did you know that back problems and pain are among the top causes of disability in Americans? The human back carries a heavy load, especially for those who engage in physical labor in their jobs. Often, physical laborers reach a point where they cannot continue performing their job duties. Treatment can help, but it can be challenging to obtain treatment if your workers’ compensation claim is denied.
Unfortunately, medical professionals find back conditions difficult to diagnose. Without a diagnosis, your workers’ compensation claim could fail, leaving you with a few hard decisions to make. Do you:
- Continue working and risk further damage to your back?
- Take time off to recover and risk having no income for a while?
- Take time off to recover and risk losing your job because you are not fulfilling your job duties?
- Appeal your denial in hopes of obtaining your benefits after all?
Many South Florida workers perform manual labor for a living. We feel that it is safe to assume that at least some of you have suffered from back problems due to the work that you perform. It is also safe to assume that some of you have encountered trouble having your back pain or injury-related workers’ compensation claim approved.
Our attorneys believe that you are entitled to benefits even with a difficult-to-diagnose back condition or injury. In many cases, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you prepare your claim to improve the odds of approval. A lawyer can also assist you in preparing a successful appeal if you receive a denial notice.