Thursday, November 7, 2013

Low Back Injury At Work? What To Do If You Have A Minnesota Work Related Back Injury.

Every week our staff of trained professional Minnesota workers compensation lawyers and paralegals receive calls from Minnesota workers suffering low back and neck injuries.  This article answers the question; When should you contact a medical professional? 

Our attorneys understand that sustaining work related low back and neck injuries can be financially devastating and emotionally stressful.  Injured workers often have more questions than answers.  Our experienced lawyers can help. Atkinson Law Office and attorney's Tom Atkinson and Kerry Atkinson have handled thousand of Minnesota workers compensation cases involving lumbar spine and cervical spine injuries over the past 20 years.  When an injured worker sustains any of the following symptoms, we strongly urge that they immediately seek medical treatment:
  • Back pain after a severe fall or blow
  • Blood in your urine or burning with urination
  • Loss of control over urine or stool (often referred to as incontinence)
  • Pain traveling down your arms to your fingers or legs below the knee
  • Pain that is worse when you lie down or that wakes you up at night
  • Warmth, redness or swelling on the back or spine
  • Severe pain that does not allow you to get comfortable; ie sitting, standing or sleeping
  • Weakness or numbness in your buttocks, thigh, leg, or pelvis
Though we are not medical doctors we have personal experience with both neck and low back injuries.  Aside from our experiences working with injured workers, Tom Atkinson has unfortunately undergone both neck and low back surgeries due to work injuries.  These experiences are often very helpful in providing advice and guidance to other workers who have sustained similar work injuries.  Let the attorneys and staff of Atkinson Law Office share our work comp experience today.  Call for a free consultation.  651-333-3636 and visit our website at for additional information regarding Minnesota work injuries.