When Simply Doing Your Job Leads To A Serious Lifting Injury

Did You Suffer A Lifting Injury At Work?

While at work you may have felt searing pain or a “pop.” Maybe you felt only a twinge at the time, but could barely move when you woke up the next day. Lifting injuries are among the most common work injuries. Without proper diagnosis, treatment and recuperation, the damage can become permanent. Yet employees often meet resistance when filing a workers’ compensation claim for a lifting injury.

Skibiel Law in Jonesboro represents injured workers throughout the Atlanta area. We can protect your rights if you were injured on the job from heavy lifting or repeated lifting. We will help you get the medical care you need and the wage benefits you deserve under Georgia workers’ compensation.

Riverdale Back Injury Attorney Fighting For Your Workers’ Compensation Rights

Lifting injuries generally fall into two categories:

  • Acute injury while moving or lifting something heavy — this might be a back injury or buckled knee from the strain, or a related injury such as broken toe or ankle sprain when the object fell or the person slipped.
  • Cumulative trauma from repeatedly lifting, bending and twisting — rather than any specific incident, the repetitive stress takes its toll over time on bones, joints or nerve tissues.

Back and neck injuries are the most frequent lifting injuries — vertebra fracture, slipped disk, cervical sprain, lumbar strain, pulled muscle or sciatica pain. A knee injury (torn cartilage, torn ligament) can develop from the long-term strain of carrying and bending. Shoulder injury claims (rotator cuff, dislocated shoulder) commonly arise from repetitive motions or lifting objects above one’s head.

Medical Care And Compensation For Lifting Injuries

Insurers frequently challenge these claims as not work related, especially if the employee did not report an injury or seek medical treatment for a day or two, or if the employee has a history of similar injuries. You should report any pain or accident in timely fashion and see a doctor, but a delay should not cancel your rights. You are also entitled under the law to workers’ comp if performing your job duties aggravated a pre-existing medical condition or a prior injury.

Our legal team is skilled at overcoming these barriers and proving that the injury was job related. We aggressively represent clients in claims, hearings and appeals to make sure they receive appropriate medical care (including surgery or physical therapy) and full benefits for temporary or permanent disability.

Experienced Work Injury Advocates Since 1992

Trial lawyer Mark A. Skibiel has devoted his practice to representing the injured and the disabled for 25 years. We have represented people in many occupations — such as warehouse workers, nurses, delivery drivers and construction workers — whose jobs involve heavy lifting or frequent lifting.

Call us today at 770-872-4329 or toll-free at 877-874-6650 to schedule a free consultation with our dedicated Jonesboro lifting injury attorney. You may also reach us by email. Se habla español.

Client Testimonials

Mark was very knowledgeable and kept me informed with my case. He wasn’t intimidated with the large law firm. I know for a fact that without his expertise and diligent work ethic my settlement wouldn’t have reached the amount it did. He worked far beyond what I expected, meeting with the company doctor, therapist, and insurance representatives. HAVE A TALK WITH HIM ITS FREE!!!!!
-Royce – Fayetteville, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark takes the time to get to know you as a person, not just as a case. He’s an attorney you can trust to keep you informed on every aspect of the case. I received all info about the case as soon as he did, and Mark carefully answered every question that I asked. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is in need of an honest attorney.

– Derry – Riverdale, Georgia – Work Injury

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When my adjuster refused to pay for lost wages and for prescriptions, I felt the need to hire an attorney. After a brief consultation, I hired Mark. Within days, I saw results in my case. Everything that happened in my case went exactly as he told me it would happen in our initial consultation. When we went to the hearing, it seemed very one-sided and we won “hands down.” From start to finish, my case lasted less than nine months. My lost wages were recovered, and a sizeable settlement as well. Kudos Mark.

– Ronald – Stockbridge, Georgia – Work Injury

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Mark explained, in detail, how the law would apply to my case and assured me it would take some time for me to accomplish my goal. During my case Mark and his staff kept my wife and me informed and updated. Every time my wife or I called Mark’s office we were able to get a response from either him or his staff. When we settled my case, it was more than I ever expected. Mark and his staff were professional in handling my claim. My experience with Mark and his office was wonderful!

– Timmy A.
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