PA Back Injury Attorney Kenneth Saffren
Kenneth Saffren, a partner of Saffren & Weinberg — a general practice and workers’ compensation law firm located in Jenkintown, PA — is one of the leading workers’ comp attorneys specializing in back injuries practicing throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Kenneth’s main practice areas include workers’ compensation and the variety of back injuries that can happen to employees injured on the job. He is a member of both the United States District Court of New Jersey and Eastern District of Pennsylvania Supreme Court, as well as PHN Epsilon Roe.
On average, Kenneth attends 10-12 hearings per week for clients with workers’ compensation cases — including those who have suffered back injuries as a result of a workplace accident or repetitive motion. As a result of his dedication to helping injured workers, Mr.Saffren was named to the Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Worker’s Advocacy List in 2017.
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The Top Back Injury Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Jenkintown, PA
Schedule a Free Consultation with Kenneth Safren. He brings justice to clients who have suffered back injuries at the hands of hospitals, accidents in the workplace, and repetitive motion tasks on the job. Contact Kenneth Saffren today for a free consultation. He will assess your case and advise you of your legal rights.
Kenneth Saffren is the Workers’ Choice for Work-Inflicted Back Injuries
Back injuries, for example, a herniated disk, are the most common work-related injury. Sadly, most workers do not receive the benefits and compensation that they deserve because their Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier or employer has identified the injury as less severe than it is.
Unfortunately, many workers are accepting a diagnosis of their back injury that is not accurate. This will ultimately affect their eligibility to obtain worker’s compensation benefits.
Some examples of back injuries that will result in one receiving worker’s compensation benefits are:
Proving Carpal Tunnel is Work Related
Carpal tunnel is a work-related injury. However, the client must prove that the injury was caused by the job duties at work and not from a nonwork-related activity, such as sports or a second job. Also, the client must prove that it was not caused by illness (e.g. arthritis,) pregnancy or wrist cysts. And, it can take months (even years) for symptoms to appear. There are three tests that diagnose carpal tunnel: Tinel’s test, Phalen’s test, and electromyography. The approved physician to your case should order them right away.
As soon as carpal tunnel is diagnosed, you should file a workers’ compensation claim. Alert your employer right away by providing details of the injury (i.e. when the pain first began.) Treatment depends on the severity – from a splint and pain medication to surgery and physical therapy. Once you have reached maximum medical improvement, your status will then be determined:
- Temporary total disability: you can return to your job once you have recovered.
- Permanent partial disability: you cannot return to your job or any job that can aggravate or damage the carpal tunnel in the affected wrist(s).
You are entitled to reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages. Don’t delay in filing your workers’ compensation claim, and do not give up if your employer makes the process difficult.
What Causes Back Pain?
Back pain from an injury at work can be the cause of many different reasons. It can take one slight movement to hurt your back forever, such as lifting a heavy box, a constant strain on your back ligaments, or strain on the disks protecting your vertebrae. Repetitive motions, such as, pulling, lifting, pushing, loading, and even sitting improperly can eventually cause your back to weaken or become strained.
Back pain; Acute or Chronic;
- Acute pain will come along unknowingly and quickly but will diminish between two to six weeks. Although severe acute back pain can be excruciating, it is only temporary.
- Chronic pain is when the pain continues for over six weeks. Chronic back pain can last for years or even a lifetime.
The spinal column consists of 24 moving vertebrae and nine that are fused. In the middle of each starting vertebrae is a disc. These discs act as shock absorbers because they separated and cushioned each vertebra. A back injury can often cause one or more disks to protrude or herniate. Without the buffer provided by the disks, the vertebrae will rub against each other, and spinal nerves will become inflamed which will cause injury.
Ligaments of dense tissue are what keep the spine in place while also allowing it to move and twist freely. When the spine is hyper-ly overextended, the ligaments will stretch out of place and possibly tear, which causes pain and discomfort (back injury).
There are also muscles that extend up and down on the spinal cord. These muscles allow it to bend, twist, lift, pull or pushing heavy loads. Just like any other muscle in the body, your back can experience an injury from overuse or strain.
The spinal column protects and surrounds the spinal cord. The spinal cord has over a thousand nerve endings that send signals to different parts of the body. A spinal injury is severe. It can be devastating enough to lead you to paralysis or even death.
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You are being faced with a significant challenge, and we want to hear about your situation to help you determine the best course of action. The workers’ compensation cases that Kenneth Saffren handles are done so on a contingency basis, meaning that we do not get paid until you either start receiving benefits or choose to settle your case. He also ensures that the insurance company does not interfere with your benefits during the process. Please contact Kenneth Saffren at his Philadelphia office at (215) 309-9577, or his New Jersey office at (856) 424-4144, or email him to begin a relationship with a winning attorney who specializes in workers’ compensation.
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