In Minnesota, it seems we are constantly in the ‘construction season’. Whether it be road, housing or industrial, wherever you look there seems to be a construction project in process. In the construction industry, 25% of injuries incurred on-the-job, are back injuries. Construction sites have the second-highest rate of back injuries than any other injury, next to transportation. Back injuries cause 1 in 100 construction workers to miss time from work every year. The attorneys at Meuser Law, P.A. are experienced in Minnesota workers’ compensation and personal injury law and have successfully represented many clients with this type of injury.
When working construction, injuries to the back are most often caused by lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, or pulling heavy materials. Low back injuries are more likely to occur if you are often carrying heavy loads, twisting while carrying heavy loads, often bending over, or perform work in awkward positions. Most back injuries are sprains and strains, but a back injury can be more severe, such as a herniated disc or nerve impingement.