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Back Injuries: Serious, Painful And Common


Back injuries are among the most serious and common workers’ compensation injuries. Heavy lifting, standing on your feet all day, driving long distances and trauma all can cause or contribute to an underlying back injury.

Often, as people age, the spine begins to degenerate, leaving it susceptible to injury. However, even the youngest worker in the most sedentary job can sustain a back injury while working. The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins represents injured workers throughout Georgia who have sustained back injuries.

We offer free initial consultations. To schedule yours, please call our Augusta office at 706-305-1130 or send us an email.

Common Types Of Workplace Back Injuries

Any aggravation of an underlying condition or sudden onset caused by a traumatic event is compensable under the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act. Our attorneys represent injured workers who have sustained back injuries of any kind, such as:

  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatic pain and sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Disc space narrowing
  • Bulging discs
  • Facet syndrome
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Spinal canal stenosis
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Aggravation of scoliosis
  • Vertebral subluxation complex
  • Spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis

Other injuries can manifest as pulled muscles, muscle tension, muscle stiffness, muscle strain, pinched nerves, soft tissue bruising and aggravation of arthritis and osteoporosis.

Experienced Georgia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Finding a qualified Georgia workers’ compensation lawyer who understands these types of cases is important. Our law firm works with your current doctor to ensure appropriate tests and treatment are conducted. Additionally, we are able to use the Georgia Workers’ Compensation Act to get you second opinions and the medical treatment you deserve.

We do not advocate doctor shopping. We also refuse to take part in bogus claims or claims that could potentially harm our clients’ overall health by encouraging them to undergo unnecessary surgeries or extended treatment with addictive pain medications. We will only refer you to highly trained orthopedists who we know and trust to give you an accurate diagnosis and world-class treatment.

Contact The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins For A Free Consultation

If you injured your back on the job or believe there is a possibility that your work-related activities caused or aggravated your back pain, schedule a free initial consultation with us. Call us in Augusta at 706-305-1130 or fill out our online contact form and we will respond to you promptly.