Back injuries such as sprains, strains, and herniated discs often occur in car crashes, slip and falls, and other accidents. Many people think that personal injury victims who walk away from an accident with just a back injury should count themselves lucky, but these victims can suffer for years as a result of this type of injury. Here’s how a back injury can affect your life:
A back injury could affect your ability to perform your job duties. For example, someone who is required to lift heavy objects at work cannot perform this job duty while recovering from a back injury. Even if your job doesn’t require physical labor, a back injury could make it harder just to sit at a desk for an extended period of time. For these reasons, it’s possible that you will need to take time off of work or ask to be reassigned to another position.
A back injury may impact your family life, too. For instance, a back injury can make it difficult for a parent to care for their young child. The simple act of picking up a child could make the injury worse. As a result, the other parent may need to take on additional responsibilities until the injury has healed. This can put stress on relationships within your family as everyone struggles to adjust to their new roles.
Believe it or not, people with back injuries can also experience changes in their mood. This typically occurs when a back injury victim is no longer able to do some of the activities that he once loved. Missing out on these activities can make people feel as if they are living life on the sidelines, which can lead to low self-esteem, depression, anger, and anxiety.
Treating a back injury can be expensive even if you have health insurance. Many health insurance policies do not cover all of the expenses related to treating a back injury, so you may need to pay for some medical bills out of your pocket. Fortunately, anyone who suffers a back injury in an accident caused by another person can file a personal injury claim to recover compensation and protect their finances.
If you have suffered a back injury and someone else is to blame, contact Reisch Law Firm today. A back injury can affect many areas of your life, but it shouldn’t drain your finances. Let our personal injury attorneys fight for the compensation that you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 303-291-0555 or filling out this online form.