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Simple Work Tasks Can Lead To Serious Injuries

North Carolina workers’ compensation law requires that back injuries must occur in a single, specific traumatic incident to be compensated.

Heavy Lifting Injuries Happen Everywhere

Our clients work in every trade and profession, in factories, warehouses, driving trucks, and working outdoors. Injuries occur in every place of employment, even in white-collar companies like banks, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, and more.

The workers’ compensation firm of O’Malley Tunstall, PC, of Raleigh, has made a point of representing workers with heavy lifting injuries, despite the stringent requirements of work comp law. Our lawyers work to show that clients’ back injuries are related to their employment.

Our attorneys represent workers struggling with many different back problems:

  • Bulging, slipped, or herniated disks
  • Compressed or fractured vertebrae
  • Sciatica pain
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Neck and lumbar muscle strains or sprains
  • Whiplash and other soft tissue injuries
  • Nerve impingement
  • Chronic back pain

Compensation For Work Accidents Affecting The Back And Lower Spine

Lifting injuries occur because workers aren’t trained in the right way to lift, or because they are asked to do too much without the help of others. Sometimes a load is just too unwieldy for one person to move. Many times an injury develops over time but announces itself in a sudden incapacitating, very painful event. Thus, a repetitive stress injury morphs into “a single, specific traumatic event.”

For more information about back injuries and workers’ compensation, contact the Raleigh heavy lifting injury lawyers at O’Malley Tunstall, PC. With offices in Raleigh and Tarboro, we help injured workers throughout eastern North Carolina. Call us at 919-701-0401252-214-6360 or toll free at 844-234-8630. Our attorneys can help you get the benefits you deserve.