Attorney Esequiel Solorio is a certified specialist in workers’ compensation law as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

Dealing with back pain in the California workplace

On Behalf of | Aug 31, 2018 | injured workers' rights

Almost any worker in any role can suffer from back pain. Working as an employee often involves sitting in a certain position or engaging in certain repetitive actions for an extended period of time. This can lead to back pain for many people, and it can lead to excruciating periods when work feels impossible.

This is why many people are forced to take time off work in order to recover from their back pain. This will result in a loss of wages, and it may be necessary to pay for medical services such as physiotherapy. Since these costs were a direct result of an injury that occurred in the workplace, it is possible in the state of California to file for workers’ compensation in order to recoup damages.

What causes back pain?

Some of the most common causes of back pain involve situations when a person repeats a certain motion many times. This can cause strains in specific muscles, and it is very frequent in both desk workers and active workers since their duties will likely involve repetitive actions.

Heavy lifting and constant physical work can also cause back pain; therefore, it is vital that your employer adequately trains you in lifting safely and avoiding injuries.

In order to claim workers’ compensation for back pain, you should be able to show that the back pain you were suffering from was directly caused by your work activities. You should also make sure that you report the injury to your employer soon after you first start to suffer from the issue.