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Back Injuries at Work
Serious back injuries often result in some form of disability due to decreased mobility, paralysis and chronic pain. Understanding the long-term costs of a back injury requires a careful evaluation of your medical condition, prognosis for returning to work and ability to perform basic, everyday tasks.
At the Hawkins Law Office, Tulsa attorney Phillip C. Hawkins consults medical experts, economists, and life care planners in determining the true financial impact of a back injury sustained at work. While Mr. Hawkins is prepared to handle workers compensation claims associated with back injuries, as your lawyer he is also ready to pursue damages against third parties when they are responsible for causing the accident that injured you.
To learn more about back injuries caused at work and the options you have available for recovering lost wages and medical expenses, contact personal injury lawyer Phillip C. Hawkins today.Causes of Back Injury on the Job
The Hawkins Law Firm represents clients injured due to the following kinds of work-related accidents:
- Collapsed scaffolding
- Back hoe accident
- Falling debris
- Slip and fall
- Lifting heavy material
Third party liability arises when contractors - electricians, construction companies, plumbers, etc, - enter a job site to perform work and end up causing an accident that injures others. While your injuries may be covered under your employer's workers compensation coverage, if a third party caused your injuries, you may be able to recover damages from them as well.
Since workers compensation may only cover a portion of your medical expenses and lost wages, seeking damages against the third party responsible for your injuries may be necessary, especially when injuries are serious and long-term disability is involved.Determining the Cost of a Back Injury
Insurance companies will almost always dispute the amount of damages involved in a back injury case. First, their attorneys and medical experts are likely to dispute the extent of your injuries. Secondly, depending on an injury victim's medical history, insurers will argue your injuries stem wholly or in part from a pre-existing condition. As your attorney, Phillip C. Hawkins consults medical experts who can verify the nature and scope of your injuries. Next, working with economists and life care planner, Mr. Hawkins presents cost data analyses maintained by HMOs and the insurance industry itself regarding known costs associated with your condition.Contact Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorney Phillip C. Hawkins Today
For more information regarding your legal options after a serious back injury at work, contact personal injury lawyer Phillip C. Hawkins today and schedule a free consultation.