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Causes of Illinois Back Injuries
On our site you will find a lot of general information and guidance on what we think you should look for in hiring an Illinois attorney. This page provides general information on the common causes of back injuries, helping you understand the possible cause of your injury and the type of case you may consider pursuing.
Most spinal disorders are known to result from soft tissue injury, structural injury, and degenerative, or congenital conditions. Injury, aging, general health, and lifestyle may influence the development of some conditions.
One of the most common back injuries is a herniated disc. Many orthopedic doctors will tell you that it's not uncommon to have a bulging or herniated disc in your back or signs of degenerative disc disease, especially as you get older. But, while a herniated disc can result from degeneration or even a simple activity such as sneezing, it is usually the result of heavy lifting, a car accident or some other traumatic activity.
If you already had a herniated disc or other condition before an accident or work related injury, it may be a factor in pursuing lawsuits or workers' compensation claims but in most scenarios a pre-existing condition that hasn't caused any problems for some time will not rule out your ability to recover compensation if the other standards of proving your case are met. So, in Illinois work injury cases, if your work activities aggravated your pre-existing condition, you may still be entitled to workers compensation benefits.
No matter the cause of your back problem, we highly suggest that if you are injured that you immediately seek medical care. Nothing is more important than your health and many back injuries get worse due to lack of immediate care. On top of that, it can hurt any legal case you might have if you delay treatment.
If you would like to find an attorney that can answer questions about a back injury that took place on the job or from someone else's negligence or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. We are free, confidential and will treat you like a family member as we attempt to guide you in the right direction.
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