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Back injury is a common workplace injury

A person's back is an important part of their body. Almost everyone in Lincoln knows how painful a hurt back can be, and for many it is debilitating. Back injuries can occur anywhere, including at work.

Up to 80 percent of people will experience back pain in their lifetime. There are many ways a person can injure their back at their job. This can include lifting, driving and a vibration of the whole body. Also, if a person has a job that requires them to engage in prolonged bending or twisting, that can lead to injuries. Primary prevention of occupational back pain is important for employers to engage in. Prevention measures may include the teaching of proper lifting techniques and reducing physical demands of employees.

If an employee in Nebraska has suffered a back injury because of their job, they may want to speak with an attorney familiar with occupational injuries. A back injury can happen to anyone, regardless of their occupation, including truck drivers, plant workers, office workers, nurses and other health care providers, and many others. A workers' compensation attorney can help their client seek the financial help they need. Workers' compensation may be available to help with medical expenses and lost wages. An attorney understands how workers' compensation laws work and can advise their client as to their rights.

A back injury can be extremely painful and can cause a person to not be able to work. This loss of income can be detrimental to a family. Workers' compensation is there to help families in these situations.

Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, "Prevention of occupational back pain,", Sultan T. Al-Otaibi, May-Aug. 2015

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