Back pain and loss of mobility due to a back injury are increasingly common. In fact, low-back pain related to back injuries is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, the most common reason for missing work, and the second most common reason for going to the doctor.
Some of the most typical causes of back injuries include: sports injuries, car accidents, falls due to ice or stairs, and injuries from lifting or bending doing yard work or job-related physical labor.
Back injuries with debilitating effects include herniated disks, fractured vertebrae, and sprains and strains. These injuries can cause both pain and limited movement, many times requiring rest, icing, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery.
Many people who suffer from back injuries are not able to participate in the activities they previously enjoyed. Some are no longer able to work as a result of pain or immobility. And still, others are not able to do simple daily tasks around the house, such as chores or taking care of young children.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a back injury as a result of a personal injury in the Chicago area from a car accident or negligible fall, work-related injury, or medical malpractice while under the treatment of a medical professional, it is best to seek legal counsel from a back injury attorney. A brief phone conversation with one of our experienced back injury lawyers in Schaumburg will help you determine whether you have a strong case and even give an estimate of the potential settlement you may be entitled to receive.