Herniated Discs and Workers Comp Settlements
A recent study found that herniated disc cases per 1,000 adults range from five to 20 in the U.S. each year. Most injured persons experience this at 30 to 50 years old, and it overwhelmingly affects men. The study also found that herniated disc injuries result in disability and job loss.
For those suffering from unexplained back pain, it’s important to look at the source of the injury and seek medical treatment. Herniated discs, if left untreated, can lead to other painful musculoskeletal conditions over time.
If a work-related injury caused your herniated disc, you might be eligible for workman’s compensation benefits to apply toward medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses related to the injury. Tampa and Sarasota-area residents should speak with a qualified workers’ compensation lawyer to learn more about your options in the state of Florida.