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Preventing Back Injuries In The Workplace

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Back pain and back injuries are not something that anyone wants to think about. Unfortunately, we know that many of our back injuries come from things that happen at work. Sometimes, workplace back injuries happen from a fall or overexertion. Other times, these injuries develop over time due to continual strenuous activity.

At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we know that your health is important and when an injury happens, you need coverage through workers' compensation. If you need a San Diego workers compensation attorney, you can count on our team to secure the compensation you need.

It Takes Two

There are not many things that can impact a person's quality of life more than a back injury. Not only can it affect a person's ability to do their job correctly, but it can keep them from enjoying everyday things like spending time with kids and going out for an evening.

In the workplace, you need to do everything you can to prevent back injuries. Along with that, your employer should take the necessary preventative steps to keep workers safe. This can include:

  • Providing proper training for all employees. All workers should be trained to do the work prescribed, regardless of what industry they are in. For high-risk jobs like construction, workers often have regular training while typical officer workers may not. However, think about that heavy box of printer paper. Did you know that there are likely procedures to follow when it comes to lifting and moving it? If an employee does not know this, they could get hurt.
  • Lifting techniques are important. There are many jobs that require regular lifting and employers should always encourage proper techniques. This can really go a long way towards preventing back injuries.
  • Regular reminders about potential hazards in the workplace are a good thing. For both high and low-risk industries, workers can get complacent and forget just how dangerous certain things are.
  • No Rushing, even if there are tight deadlines. We realize that getting the job done on time is important, but it will not be worth it if workers start getting hurt.

Employers should always provide their workers with the proper safety equipment and training necessary to get the job done. If they do not do this, they could be held liable for injuries.

Moving Forward From Here

If you are suffering from a workplace back injury and are having trouble securing the compensation you need, you may have to seek legal assistance. At Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, we understand the complexities that go into getting coverage for work injuries and are ready to fight back if you have been denied coverage because of your employer or the insurance company. We want to make sure you have compensation for the following:

  • Your medical expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Pain and suffering damages

When you need a San Diego workers' compensation attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 619-296-5884.

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