Mississippi Back & Spine Injury Lawyer
Whether you work in the health care industry, doing construction work, or behind a desk, you can be at risk of suffering back and spine injuries at work. Employees in nearly all types of industries can experience back or neck pain on the job resulting from overuse or repetitive motion, heavy lifting, and inactivity. Some types of jobs are more likely to result in back and spine injuries caused by inactivity or repetition, while other kinds of employment are more likely to result in traumatic back and spine injuries caused by a forceful accident. Contact our experienced Mississippi back & spine injury lawyer today.
Causes of Back and Spine Injuries in Mississippi
Back and spine injuries on the job in Mississippi can have a variety of causes, and the Mayo Clinic explains that these injuries can range from causing “dull and achy” ro “sharp and stabbing” back pain that can make it difficult or even impossible for a person to do their job. In some cases, workers have pre-existing injuries or conditions, and their required work tasks result in an exacerbation of the work injury. In general, the Mayo Clinic says that there are three common causes of back and spine injuries that happen at work and in other areas:
- Force, which causes traumatic back and spine injuries, and may happen because of a fall, a caught-in or caught-between accident, or lifting or moving objects that are heavy;
- Repetitive motion, which usually involves “twisting or rotating your spine” in a wide variety of job tasks; and
- Inactivity, which “can contribute to back pain,” according to the Mayo Clinic, “especially if you have poor posture or sit all day in a chair with inadequate back support.”
To prevent back and spine injuries, it is important for workers to know about safety requirements and to take action if they have concerns about hazards on the job. The Mayo Clinic underscores the importance of paying attention to your posture when you work in a job that requires extensive sitting (such as at a desk or while driving a semi-truck), of always lifting properly and with appropriate safety gear, modifying any repetitive tasks that are likely to result in a back or spine injury, and paying attention to your body.
Common Types of Mississippi Jobs Where Back and Spine Injuries Happen
Most types of jobs put workers at risk of some type of back or spine injury, whether the injury results from repetitive motion or overuse, inactivity, or force. The following are common examples of jobs and industries in which employees suffer significant back and spine injuries that result in missed workdays:
- Health care work;
- First responders, including
- Administrative and managerial work;
- Truck and delivery driving;
- Construction work;
- Highway, roadway, and bridge work;
- Railroad work;
- Dock and harbor work;
- Ship and marine vessel work;
- Retail work;
- Restaurant work; and
- Manufacturing work.
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Suffering a back or spine injury can be debilitating, and it may result in many missed workdays. If you sustained a back or spine injury, you could be eligible to file a workers’ compensation claim in Mississippi or a claim under a relevant federal law. Contact our experienced Mississippi back & spine injury lawyer to find out more about your options.