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Workers’ Compensation for Back Injuries

How To Get Workers’ Comp Benefits for Back Injuries Suffered At Work

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More than one-quarter of all workers' compensation payments in California are for back injuries. This is one of the most common types of injury to occur on the job. Back injuries can cause:

  • Pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Disability
  • Surgery
  • Even paralysis

If your back has been hurt in a work-related injury, you are entitled under California law to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits. You will need a competent, experienced Fresno back injuries lawyer to represent you and help you through the process if you hope to avoid a denial, or want to ensure that you recover all possible benefits in your back injury settlement in California.

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How Much is a Workers' Comp Back Injury Settlement in California Worth?

According to data collected by, 68% of workers with back injuries received less than $20,000 in compensation, while 32% received settlements between $20,000 and $60,000. The amount of compensation you receive will usually vary depending on the severity of your injury.

The value of the California back injury settlement you may receive will depend on a wide range of factors. However, workers' comp benefits you may be entitled to receive include medical, disability, supplemental job displacement, and death benefits.

At Law Offices of Bryan K. Leiser, we focus exclusively on workers' comp cases. We have a deep understanding of the cases and process involved. We are dedicated to helping you obtain the full benefits you are entitled to receive.

Injured at Work? Get Help from Our Firm

Various types of back injury can occur on the job.

  • Sprains and strains are injuries to the ligaments and muscles in the back. They can be very painful and cause significant reduction in range of motion.
  • A fracture or dislocation of the spine can cause spinal cord injury, which could lead to paralysis.
  • A herniated disc is a disc that is torn enough to allow the material inside to leak out and cause pressure on the nerve.
  • Cauda equina syndrome is a condition that occurs when an injury causes compression of the nerves in the lower back. It is sometimes results from a herniated disc.

Regardless of the type of back injury you have suffered, it is important to get medical treatment. One of the benefits that workers' compensation insurance provides is coverage of medical treatment for your injuries. Do not wait to get professional assistance with pursuing your claim.

Contact the firm by calling (559) 900-1303 for aggressive, experienced Fresno workers' comp legal representation. We are ready to help you fight for your back injury settlement in California!