Back Injuries – What is the Average Settlement? 5 Surprising Causes

April 24, 2023

Back Injuries – What is the Average Settlement? 5 Surprising Causes

Man exiting a vehicle with back injuries

The lifetime prevalence of lower back injuries and pain cost the US healthcare industry $87 billion annually.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries.

The human back consists of various muscles and the vertebral column, and gives your body support for movement, like walking. Back injuries can have serious ramifications that affect your daily life and well-being.

If you suffered a back injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation you receive will rely on a number of factors.

For example, the cause of your back injury can affect the total amount received.  

Common causes of back injuries include:

  • Car accidents – single or multi-vehicle crashes where a magnitude of reasons can injure your back.
  • Truck accidents – similar to car accidents, these incidents involve large trucks that can weigh in excess of 40 tons.
  • Motorcycle accidents – California is a popular state for motorcyclists, and the number of injuries is large. Back injuries and other catastrophic injuries are frequent.
  • Slip and fall – from slippery floors at the gym to uneven staircases at a theater, a slip and fall can lead to serious back injuries.
  • Construction accidents – one of the leading professions for workplace fatalities, construction zones are commonplace for getting injured.

Also, if you were injured on the job, you may have a workers compensation case. Back injuries at work are often the result of overexertion or repetitive movement

Overexertion typically involves pushing the body past it’s already fatigued state, and can stem from:

  • Lifting
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Holding
  • Carrying
  • Throwing

Repetitive movement involves using the same muscles or body parts over and over in an exhausting fashion that leads to injuries. Some common repetitive movements include:

  • Bending
  • Crawling
  • Reaching
  • Twisting
  • Climbing
  • Kneeling

There are numerous back injuries one may suffer from, including:

Sprains and strains – this is one of the more common back injuries. Symptoms of a sprain or strain injury:

  • A “pop” sound at the time of injury 
  • Spasms in the back
  • Cramps in the back
  • Difficulty turning, sitting or standing up straight, and general movement without pain

Herniated or bulging discs – Symptoms of a bulging disc:

  • Pain in the arm
  • Pain in the leg 
  • Numbness or tingling in the back
  • Muscle fatigue

Fractured vertebrae – this may include a crack or other break in the bone.  Symptoms of a fractured vertebrae:

  • Persistent back pain
  • Hunched posture
  • Limited mobility
  • Height loss

Doctor looks at x-rays of lower back injuries

Whether back injuries were the result of a serious car accident, slip and fall, or workplace incident, the Los Angeles back injury attorneys at C&B Law Group are here to assist you along the way to recovery.

Back injuries are often extremely painful, and can linger for a lifetime. Not getting your back injuries checked out by a doctor can only do further damage.

Having an LA attorney by your side can help deal with often shady insurance companies or workers’ comp case managers. These groups may try getting you to settle for a much smaller amount than what you deserve.

Remember, once you settle, there’s no going back, so if your injuries return or worsen, you’re already done. 

Our philosophy is simple:

  • Your initial attorney consultation is entirely free
  • You don’t pay unless you win. Yes, our legal services are 100% free until we win your case.
  • We’ll fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

Our Los Angeles lawyers can help with recovering damages such as:

  • Past and future medical bills 
  • Loss of wages 
  • Pain and Suffering

We’ve helped our clients recover millions of dollars in various personal injury cases. We’re confident we can help you following any back injuries.

Reach out to the lawyers at C&B Law Group today about a free consultation.

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