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Helping You Locate Compensation For Back Injuries On The Job

If you have sustained a back injury while at work or during the course of your employment, it is important to report the incident and seek proper medical attention immediately. Many job injury claims can be difficult to prove because the insurance company asserts that the injury is due to a pre-existing condition or a nonwork-related accident. Therefore, it is critical to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who can provide you with the advice and representation you need.

At the The Malowitz Law Firm, LLC, I help injured workers recover the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve following an on-the-job or work-related injury. With a quarter of a century of experience, I have the skills and perseverance to pursue job injury claims and overcome workers’ compensation benefit denials.

The Process For Pursuing Benefits Regarding Back Injuries

Back injuries are some of the most common injuries sustained in a work accident and are one of the most frequent reasons for lost work time. Frequent or heavy lifting or a fall at work can cause a ruptured or herniated disc, resulting in back and leg pain.

While many back injuries heal with rest and physical therapy, others require surgery to repair injured discs and relieve nerve impingement. A back injury can be especially devastating to workers whose job requires them to perform heavy physical labor such as construction work. After a serious back injury, many employees are unable to return to their job. Vocational rehabilitation and retraining benefits may be required to return some injured workers to a suitable job within their physical restrictions.

Each back injury claim can be quite complex depending on the severity of the injury, the medical records available and the type of incident that caused the injury. I am experienced at handling all types of back injury cases, from herniated discs and low back injuries to broken backs and other back trauma. A back injury can result from various work accidents such as:

  • Slip and fall at work
  • Accident from heavy lifting or pushing
  • Falling down the stairs at work
  • Car accidents that occur while on the job

In addition to overcoming causation issues involving alleged pre-existing conditions or non-witnessed accidents, I also have the skills to maximize the benefits for your claim. I will fight to obtain all benefits to which you are entitled, including wage reimbursement, medical treatment, permanency benefits and benefits for decreased earning capacity.

Proven Workers’ Compensation Attorney

While each claim is different and must be determined on its individual merits, I have achieved many substantial workers’ compensation settlements and formal hearing decisions in my decades of advocating for injured workers. I believe that my success is the direct result of the zealous representation that I offer to each client. I provide individualized attention, pay close personal attention to the details of the case and aggressively pursue the matter until my client receives what he or she is fully entitled.

To schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced lawyer in Connecticut, contact me at my Stamford office by calling 866-539-5781 or 203-517-0110. I am also available by email.

Verdicts & Settlements

36-year-old laborer for landscaping company fractured wrist when fellow employee hit him with truck. Claimant received in excess of $30,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for total disability and medical expenses and settled with automobile insurance company for fellow employee for $95,000.

1989 workers’ compensation claim settled for $125,000. Claimant originally sustained a low back injury when she slipped and fell at local grocery store resulting in low back surgery in 1989. Several years later, claimant exacerbated her low back injury. Claim was reopened and settled with carrier for $125,000 in 2006.

47-year-old deli clerk sustained low back injuries at work for local supermarket. Carrier originally denied claim on the grounds that the injury was pre-existing. After formal workers’ compensation hearing carrier accepted claim and paid all total disability benefits and medical expenses in excess of $100,000. Case then settled for an additional $100,000 after injured person received a permanent disability rating.

34-year-old male roofer sustained multiple injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and hip when he fell from roof during work. Claimant was provided workers’ compensation benefits in excess of $100,000 and settled remaining claims for an additional $55,000.

40-year-old male working for cleaning company sustained neck and low back injuries when he fell on defective staircase while cleaning local museum. Claimant recovered over $95,000 in workers’ compensation benefits and resolved claim against museum for $85,000.

26-year-old laborer sustained fractured foot when a cast iron pipe was dropped on his foot. Employer and workers’ compensation carrier denied claim on basis that injured worker was an independent contractor. After a series of informal and formal workers’ compensation hearings, carrier conceded that claimant was an employee and settled case for $85,000.

24-year-old waitress sustained back injury while working at Outback Steak House. Workers’ compensation insurance company initially denied the claim. After a series of informal hearings, carrier accepted claim paying medical expenses and total disability benefits. In addition to those benefits paid, claim settled for an additional $75,000.

Delivery truck driver sustained right wrist fracture in rear-end motor vehicle accident while in the course of his employment. Claimant recovered in excess of $40,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for medical expenses and total disability benefits. Claimant settled case against at-fault driver for $105,000.

22-year-old male working as stocking clerk at “big box” retailer sustained herniated disc in low back. Workers’ compensation carrier refused to accept the claim. After formal workers’ compensation, hearing commissioner ordered carrier to pay over $35,000 in past total disability benefits and pay for surgery and all related medical expenses. Case settled for an additional $35,000 for a total recovery in excess of $100,000.

Rear-end collision on entrance ramp to Merritt Parkway resulting in 49-year-old woman sustaining mid-back injury. Case settled at mediation after filing suit for $300,000.

28-year-old passenger sustained multiple herniated discs in automobile accident in New York state. New York no-fault carrier paid for extended period of disability from work and medical expenses, including expenses for surgery. Case settled against driver of vehicle for $300,000 policy limits shortly after filing suit.

54-year-old man sustains shoulder injury when hit from behind by uninsured motorist on New Jersey Turnpike. Case settled for $135,000 prior to trial.

CT Transit bus driver sustained torn meniscus in collision with another vehicle. Claims made against at-fault driver, workers’ compensation carrier and client’s underinsured motorist policy. All claims settle for a recovery in excess of $100,000.

68-year-old woman sustained neck and back injuries in rear-end collision and required extended course physical therapy, but was not a surgical candidate. Case settled for $100,000 prior to filing suit.

34-year-old woman sustained concussion and neck and back injuries in hit-and-run accident on a New York highway. Claimant settled uninsured motorist claim for her $100,000 policy limits.

80-year-old woman sustained right foot fracture when her foot was run over in a parking lot. Case settled for at-fault driver’s policy limit of $100,000 prior to filing suit.

38-year-old nanny sustained right femur fracture when she fell down defective stairs in home of her employer’s neighbor. All medical expenses and lost wages reimbursed and case settled for an additional $150,000.

Claim against landlord for defective staircase in multi-family rental house. Claimant sustained a right femur fracture. Case settled for $125,000 prior to filing suit.

$95,000 judgment obtained against bar and nightclub for assault by one of its patrons against another patron.

47-year-old woman sustained a broken left wrist when she fell from porch stairs at house she was renting. Case settled for $95,000 shortly before trial.

26-year-old male bitten on leg by German shepherd. Claim against dog owner settled for $65,000 plus payment of all medical expenses.