Back Injury
Workers’ Compensation

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Back injuries regularly force individuals in the Chicago area to miss time from work. If you suffered a back injury on the job, our workers’ compensation attorneys can help you collect the benefits you deserve.

Across all types of workers, back injuries are some of the most common types of work-related medical conditions. From lifting heavy objects to sitting with poor posture, there are countless ways that individuals’ job duties can lead to back pain and injuries that may even require surgery.

If you suffered a back injury on the job, you may have a claim for workers’ compensation. With only limited exceptions, Illinois law requires all employers to maintain workers’ compensation insurance to cover their employees’ work-related injuries. Importantly, you do not need to have been performing your official job duties when you were injured in order to claim workers’ compensation. Learn more about employees’ rights to workers’ compensation in Illinois.

Common Work-Related Back Injuries

This page provides information about some of the most common work-related back injuries. However, this is not a list of all back injuries that can entitle injured workers to benefits under workers’ compensation. If you have suffered any type of back injury on the job, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation about your case.

Other Common Types of Back Injuries

Along with the injuries discussed above, there are a number of other common types of work-related back injuries. Again, this list is not intended to be exhaustive, and if you have experienced any type of work-related back injury, Malman Law can help you determine if you are entitled to file for workers’ compensation. Some other common back injuries that can justify workers’ compensation claims include:

  • Disc degeneration
  • Infections
  • Pinched nerves
  • Shifting vertebrae
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tissue erosion

If you are unsure whether you have suffered a back injury, the best thing to do is to go to your doctor for an examination. Limited mobility, muscle spasms, numbness, pain, stiffness, and tingling are all symptoms that may suggest a serious back injury.


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