Herniated Disc Injuries Caused by Construction Accidents

Herniated Disc Injuries Caused by Construction Accidents

A herniated disc is a type of injury that occurs when the inner material of the spine pushes through the exterior part of the spinal cord. Herniated discs are also called slipped discs or ruptured discs. These injuries can cause severe pain, limited mobility, and other complications.

Herniated discs can be caused by construction accidents or the strain of a construction job. A construction worker who suffers from a herniated disc may be able to pursue compensation for their medical bills and other damages.

Causes of Herniated Disc Injuries on Construction Sites

Construction is a dangerous job. In the construction industry, work accidents occur frequently.

On a construction site, a herniated disc can be caused by:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Repetitive strain
  • Heavy lifting
  • Equipment accidents

How Will a Herniated Disc Impact My Ability to Work?

Herniated discs can be addressed with medication, physical therapy, surgery, and other forms of treatment. A person with a herniated disc may be experiencing limited mobility and pain which can hinder their ability to work. If you are able to, it is best to avoid working while recovering from a herniated disc — especially in a dangerous role like construction. Herniated discs can heal on their own and with treatment, but only if you take great care not to strain the injury.

Depending on the severity of a herniated disc injury, you should be able to return to work once the injury is healed. However, the site may still be vulnerable. You should continue to act with care and avoid potentially stressful activities, such as heavy lifting. Speak with your doctor about your timeline for returning to work. If necessary, discuss modified work options with your employer.

Pursuing a Construction Accident Claim

Treating a herniated disc can be expensive, and many patients lose income if they are unable to work during the healing process. If you are a construction worker and sustained an on-the-job injury, you could be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

The lawyers of Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC represents construction workers who have been hurt on the job. We pursue third-party claims to help construction injury victims recover the compensation they deserve.

To speak with our attorneys during a free consultation, get in touch with our legal team by using our contact form or calling (859) 534-9327.
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