Back Injury Claims After Work Accidents

Full-Service Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Representation

Back and neck injuries can result from a bad fall, equipment mishap or vehicle crash. Sometimes all it takes is slipping on a step, lifting an object or twisting just the wrong way.

You should always seek medical treatment after a back or the neck injury at work. It may be more serious than you think — or you may aggravate the injury by going back on the job. It is also important to inform your employer to preserve your rights to workers' compensation benefits.

At Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, we protect the rights of injured workers throughout northeastern Pennsylvania, including many in Luzerne County, Carbon County, Schuylkill County and other area communities. We handle every facet of workers' comp claims, including advocacy in hearings, negotiations and appeals. Contact us today for a free consultation about any job-related back injury, neck injury or spinal cord trauma.

Turn To a Lawyer With Extensive Back and Spine Injury Case Experience

Back injuries are among the most common workers' compensation claims. They are also among the most commonly challenged. The employer or insurer may deny that your injury was work-related, refuse to cover certain treatments or pressure you to return to work prematurely.

With 30-plus years of experience in Pennsylvania workers' compensation, attorney Bart E. Ecker has handled every type of injury to the back, neck and spinal column, including:

  • Spinal cord injury (paralysis or nerve damage)
  • Broken vertebrae and fusion surgery
  • Herniated disk
  • Whiplash and neck sprains
  • Lower back strains

We Are Committed to Protecting Your Rights After Any Serious Workplace Injury

Our attorney and paralegals can help if your claim is denied, if you are not getting full disability pay or if your employer won't pay for surgery. We can also step in if the employer later tries to modify, suspend or terminate your claims while you are still recovering or transitioning back to the workforce. Lastly, we can represent you in lump-sum settlement negotiations if you have a permanent total or partial disability.

Our dedicated Hazleton workers' compensation attorney offers a free consultation. Email us or call 570-861-5905 to discuss your needs and request a free workers' compensation information packet.