Columbia Back Injury Lawyers

If your back was injured during a workplace accident, Goings Law Firm, LLC can help you pursue a workers’ compensation claim to recover money to pay for your injury and related expenses. In a fact sheet entitled “Back Injuries – The Nations #1 Workplace Safety Problem,” The United States Department of Labor said that Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data showed over 1 million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries accounted for one in every five workplace injuries or illnesses. The BLS reported 154,180 cases involving injuries to the back in 2016.

Because your back is connected to your shoulders, hips, and neck, an injury can affect the function of your entire body. People who suffer a back injury on the job can often face a difficult recovery period before they are able to return to work. A delay in your workers’ compensation claim can make paying for your medical expenses difficult if not impossible. An experienced attorney can ensure that you get the full amount of compensation you deserve in the most efficient, speedy manner possible.

Goings Law Firm, LLC helps clients all over the greater Columbia area with workers’ compensation claims. Our firm understands the complications that arise in back injury cases and can help you navigate the claims process so you can get the compensation you need and deserve. Call (803) 350-9230 or fill out an online contact form to have our attorneys review your case and discuss all of your legal options during a free consultation.

Do I Need A Back Injury Lawyer?

Applying for workers’ compensation can be incredibly challenging for many people, and small errors can lead to lengthy delays or outright rejections of claims. Back injuries in particular may require you to supply various medical records and submit to medical evaluations which may underestimate the severity of your injuries. Certain deadlines also make it important for people to act quickly to preserve their rights to workers’ compensation, and individuals tend to overlook certain requirements when filing.

You can reduce your level of stress by retaining legal counsel in these matters. An attorney will understand the unique factors that apply to your back injury and how to prove the extent of your injury to the satisfaction of the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission. A workers’ compensation lawyer will greatly improve your chances of having your claim approved so you can obtain the compensation you are entitled to.

Why Choose Goings Law Firm, LLC To Handle My Case?

Robert F. Goings won the University of South Carolina’s most prestigious award, the Compleat Lawyer, and has also been named an Emerging Legal Leader by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Magazine. We have won millions for our clients over the years, including $350,000 for a workers’ compensation back injury case.

Goings Law Firm, LLC puts its clients first, so you can know that you will always get answers to all of your questions when you work with us. Our firm understands South Carolina’s workers’ compensation laws and fights to protect the rights of our clients. We know that back injuries can often be extremely complex, and many people do not get the compensation that they truly need. Goings Law Firm, LLC will help make sure you get every last dollar that is available to you.

A back injury typically involves a number of medical bills and other expenses that put families in tight financial situations, but you should not let concerns about money prevent you from contacting Goings Law Firm, LLC. We do not charge you anything for legal representation until you get a monetary award.

Types of Back Injury Cases We Handle

Back injuries can vary depending on the type of harm involved. Some people may suffer fractures, strains, or sprains, while others have herniated, slipped, or ruptured discs. Some people may suffer spinal cord injuries that result in possible paralysis. Some of the most frequent causes of back injuries in the workplace include, but are not limited to:

  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Heavy Lifting Accidents
  • Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Improper Training
  • Assault

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states in its technical manual that back disorders can develop gradually through repetitive activity over time or may be the result of a single traumatic event. Some back injuries can involve a combination of these circumstances.

Most back injury victims experience severe pain but may also have stiffness and difficulty standing. Some victims may have bruises, swelling, or spasms, and other can experience shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.

Many people who suffer back injuries will be prescribed medications that can include anti-inflammatories, over-the-counter pain relievers, muscle relaxants, or opioids. Injections can be utilized in some instances. Some victims will need physical therapy and others may require additional surgeries.

A workers’ compensation claim should provide you full compensation for all of these treatments, as well as any ongoing treatment or rehabilitation you may need in the future, and all lost wages from missing work during recovery. If your back injury creates a permanent disability, you should be able to recover compensation for your lost earning potential and expenses related to adjusting to a new lifestyle. Proving these future costs can be difficult, which is why you need Goings Law Firm, LLC to ensure you receive the full amount of money you need.

Back Injury Statistics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 191,450 injuries involving time away from work in 2015 involved the back. That total translated to a rate of 17.3 per 10,000 full-time workers.

Half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The ACA also reported that Americans spend at least $50 billion annually on back pain.

According to the ACA, back pain accounts for over 264 million lost work days in one year, or two work days for every full-time worker in the country. The ACA also reported that years lived with a disability caused by low back pain worldwide increased 54 percent between 1990 and 2015.

Not-for-profit healthcare network Cone Health reported that nearly 80 percent of adults will experience a back injury in their lifetime, and about 10 percent will suffer a re-injury. The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Worker Health Chartbook stated that back disorders account for more than 24 percent of all occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.

Contact Goings Law Firm, LLC Today

When you or a loved one has suffered a back injury on the job, you will want to get help right away. Goings Law Firm, LLC can help you obtain workers’ compensation as soon as possible. If you sustained a back injury in the workplace, do not wait to contact us. You can have our attorneys provide an evaluation of your case when you call (803) 350-9230 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

What Clients are saying

100 stars! Mr. Goings and his staff did an amazing job in handling my case! They were with me every step of the way and made sure my case was handled with my best interest at heart! The process could not have been any easier. I am forever grateful to Mr. Goings and his team. South Carolina’s best attorney!

- Tiffany AL

Robert is the best attorney ever… you need legal representation. .. he is the one to go to.

- Jason D

After representing me after I fell down the stairs at work and injured my back, I would recommend the Goings Law Firm to handle any personal injury matter. Robert and Jessica made me feel like my case mattered to them and that my goals were their goals. They were tireless advocates for me yet they were also willing to be upfront and honest in their assessments of my options going forward. I never felt pressured to choose one course of action over the other. They treated my case like their own.

- Anonymous

Mr. Goings is an outstanding attorney. Dealing with a personal injury case can be frustrating and quite stressful. Mr. Goings and his office took care of my case with the upmost compassion and professionalism. They treated me like family. Mr. Goings is hard-working and determined to fight for his clients’ rights. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a personal injury attorney.

- Anonymous

When I looked for an attorney for my bad car accident, I read the reviews for the Goings Law Firm. This firm had great reviews so I contacted them. Thankfully, Mr. Goings took my case and fully explained the process to me and he took the worry out of my mind. Before hiring him, I tried to settle my case with the insurance company on my own, but I was low balled- Mr. Goings and his office got me a lot more than I ever imagined. A big thanks to his office!

- Anonymous

The Goings Law Firm went above and beyond assisting me after a serious auto accident. Robert Goings and Katie Gould were thorough and kind explaining every step of the process to me, sometimes more than once. Robert was persistent and professional making sure that we received the highest allowable compensation from all parties. I could not have been more pleased with the overall outcome.

- Car Accident Client

It has been a great experience having you represent my family as Our Attorney. I have learned a lot, and have come to understand the importance of good counsel. You and your team are the best. You guys are officially our family Law Firm. Thanks Robert.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Words cannot adequately express my gratitude for Robert Goings, and his amazingly talented team at Goings Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Goings was always genuinely concerned about my health, and overall well-being, was instrumental in recommending the best medical treatment plan for my injury, and most importantly, he treated me as if I were family. Mr. Goings was extremely attentive to every detail regarding my case, and he executed professional results and recovery, well beyond my greatest expectation.

- Slip and Fall Client

Robert Goings was my lawyer when I was in a terrible car accident caused by a drunk driver. I would not be where I am today without Robert and his staff. He worked very hard for me and was with me from the beginning to the end. He stuck to his word and got me the compensation that I deserved. I really appreciate what Robert and his office has done for me.

- Personal Injury Client

Mr. Goings worked tirelessly to resolve my husband’s case, despite the fact my husband wasn’t always the best client, and we still ended up with the best possible outcome because, in my opinion, we had the best attorney. Robert Goings is a professional, caring, experienced attorney with an amazing paralegal, Katie, and a wonderful support staff. If you need legal representation, The Goings Law Firm is the only call you need to make.

- Personal Injury Client

Mr. Goings stood up for my Constitutional Rights. He is a not your typical lawyer and you can trust him like a friend. His staff is very friendly, accommodating, and helpful throughout the entire process.

- Anonymous

Mr. Goings welcomed me in as family, he kept in contact with me about my case all the way to the end.. He works very hard to get justice.. Him and his team is very polite and hard workers.. He deserve more then 5 stars if I had to do it all over again he would be the call.. If anyone is looking for a personal injury lawyer he would be the right person to call don’t hesitate to call.. I thank him and his staff so much for everything they have done for me.

- Personal Injury Client

Hands down one of the BEST attorneys in the state!! Robert Goings exceeded all of my expectations. He welcomed me and my daughter with open arms and he kept me informed every step of the way. I knew exactly what was going on in my case and I really like that about him. His entire staff was awesome and I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney. I guarantee you, you will be very pleased with Mr. Goings. Honestly, he definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!

- Personal Injury Client

After being rear ended in a car accident, I needed help navigating the insurance settlement. Having never needed the services of an attorney, I was very anxious about the whole process. Robert Goings & his staff were excellent to work with; at no point did I question my decision or feel that we would achieve anything less than the best possible settlement. I would never hesitate to recommend him to family, friends or strangers!

- Car Accident Client

Goings Law Firm was very helpful and patient with me. Goings Law Firm educated me about the legal side of things and help me understand my case. I would recommend Goings Law Firm to anyone.

- Workers’ Comp Client

Mr. Goings was caring and professional during a very difficult time in my life. I was faced with the sudden loss of my mother in a car accident, and Robert took the time to talk to me and check up on me throughout the duration of the case. I applaud his sensitivity and willingness to go the extra mile. I would recommend his firm to anyone that wants the best legal representation in South Carolina!

- Personal Injury Client

Robert and his staff have gone above and beyond, they are absolutely amazing at what they do. I would definitely call his office again if the need should arise.

- Workers’ Comp Client

I highly recommend Robert Goings! He is absolutely incredible!!! I had suffered from a dog bite injury and Robert went above and beyond to have me taken care of. He is extremely personable, I never felt like a “client”. He and his staff treated me as well as my family with genuine kindness. I am blessed to have had him take such great care of me and my case.

- Dog Bite Client

He was very kind and knowledgeable. He gave me status updates in a timely matter. I was VERY pleased.

- Personal Injury Client