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Alabama Workers Compensation Injury Herniated Disk

Alabama Workers Compensation Injury Herniated Disk

Powell and Denny have been representing injured workers in Alabama for 28 years, and during these years we have represented hundreds of workers who suffered a herniated disc while performing their job duties.

A herniated disc (also called a herniated disk, a herniated nucleus pulposus, disc protrusion, disc extrusion, a slipped disc, a ruptured disc, a pinched nerve and sometimes misdiagnosed as a disc bulge) can be a serious injury.  Herniations can occur in the cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper back) or in the lumbar spine (lower back).  Many of our clients who have suffered a herniated disk as the result of a work accident do well and are able to return to their jobs after recovery-others have had to find a new line of work.

Generally, a herniated disc (be it cervical, thoracic or lumbar) is caused by either (1) degenerative disc disease or (2) a traumatic injury.

Degenerative disc disease. A herniated disc may occur from gradual wear and tear on the disc, which leads to settling of the vertebral bodies and calcification of the disc space. Most commonly, the symptoms of herniated discs due to degenerative disc disease manifest between ages 30 and 50, and develop gradually.

Trauma to the Upper Back. Traumatic herniated discs are associated with a single traumatic event that caused the abrupt onset of symptoms. Any injury that causes a high degree of sudden force on the discs in the spine could lead to a herniated disc, such as a fall, a twisting type injury to the spine or a sports injury.

In many situations, people are already suffering from degenerative disc disease, but are asymptomatic, and a work-related injury or some other injury can cause an aggravation or a worsening to pre-existing degenerative disc disease of the spine.  If a work injury aggravates your underlying degenerative disc disease, causing a herniated disc, you are most likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

If you have suffered a herniated disc as a result of a workers compensation injury and think you may have a workers’ compensation claim, please do not hesitate to contact one of the experienced Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny today for a free consultation; and remember-virtual appointments via Zoom are available for your protection.

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