Low back pain is one of the primary causes of Wisconsin workers compensation claims. Serious lumbar injuries can prevent a return to a physical job for many workers. If a doctor assigns permanent, work related restrictions there can be a claim for workers compensation benefits for loss of earning capacity, vocational retraining and/or permanent disability.

While eighty percent of Americans will have low back pain at some point in their lives, few people who feel pain in their low back have a serious medical problem. Ninety percent of people who experience low back pain for the first time get better in two to six weeks. Most of these cases involve soft tissue or muscle strains. Only rarely do people with low back pain develop chronic back problems. We are concerned here with the cases where either a single lifting incident or job duties over time contribute to disabling back pain. Our practice involves injuries to the intervertebral discs and related spinal structures.

In the next few weeks we’ll discuss the anatomy involved in workers comp low back injuries what causes work-related low back pain, and the benefits available for low back or lumbar injuries resulting in permanent disability. Workers compensation benefits are intended to compensate the injured worker for a portion of their lost earnings or future earning potential. They do not compensate dollar for dollar lost; nor do they compensate at all for pain and suffering. Our objective is to get you the most benefits available under the law given the unique facts of your case.

McCormick Law Office attorneys get the best results in Milwaukee, Wisconsin workers compensation benefit claims for low back injuries when the medical records support the treating doctor and surgeon opinions regarding causation. In addition, open and honest communication is essential to a trustworthy and successful pursuit of benefits. We represent men and women with disabling low back pain from many different physical jobs and professions. Most of our experience is with the construction trades including ironworker, laborer, mason, steelworker, and from manufacturing such as fabricators, tool and die, machinist, and from transportation including truck driver, shipping and receiving and logistics.