Columbia Herniated and Bulging Disc Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Whether you work in construction, drive an 18-wheeler or other commercial vehicle across the country, or sit behind a desk all day, every worker is at risk of a workplace accident and injury. One of the most common injuries across every work environment is back injuries, and more specifically herniated or bulging discs. When a worker injures their back, the ramifications can be life-altering, both physically and financially. Workers’ compensation may be the only way you can afford to pay for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages, and if your claim is denied or you don’t receive the amount you need, you may feel like all hope is lost. Fortunately, an experienced and aggressive workers’ compensation attorney can fight for you, ensuring you get every dollar you need in order to recover from your back injury and return to work.

A common misconception among workers is that filing for workers’ compensation is a simple process, and one that employers encourage. Unfortunately, it can be an incredibly complicated and frustrating process to handle on your own, even if you have a good relationship with your employer. Whether you need help initiating the process or have had your claim delayed or denied, the Columbia herniated and bulging disc attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC will take your case and fight for you every step of the way. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience dealing with employers and insurance companies and will not rest until you get the benefits you need. To schedule a free consultation and talk about your legal options, contact us today by calling (803) 350-9230 or fill out and submit an online form.

Do I Need a Workers’ Compensation Attorney?

Even if the accident that caused your injury seems straightforward, workers’ compensation laws and the process of filing a claim can be incredibly complex and convoluted. With these cases, it’s fairly common for claims to be significantly delayed and even denied without reason or explanation. Insurance companies, like all businesses, exist to make money. They will do anything they can to find something wrong or suspicious about your case to avoid paying you the money you both need and deserve in order to make a full recovery. By hiring and working with a dedicated and experienced workers’ compensation attorney from the very beginning, you will get all the help you need to fill out and file your paperwork correctly and in a timely fashion. In the event that your claim is denied or you don’t receive the full amount you deserve, a lawyer can gather evidence or testimonies from witnesses to strengthen your claim, and even take your case to court if necessary. When your injury is as serious as a herniated or bulging disc, you can’t afford to take on insurance companies alone.

Why Choose Goings Law Firm, LLC?

At Goings Law Firm, LLC, we are completely dedicated to the success of our individual clients. We will always take the time to investigate the particular details of your specific case, and will never use a cookie-cutter approach. This ensures that no important detail is ignored. This client-focused process has allowed us to win millions of dollars for our past clients. We have numerous awards under our belt, including a perfect 10 rating from Avvo and an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell, so you know that when you work with us, you are working with the best.

Common Causes of Herniated/Bulging Disc Injuries

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the most common and most expensive types of workplace injuries are overexertion injuries. This includes any injury related to lifting, holding, pulling, pushing, or throwing activities. When workers are required to repeatedly carry out these tasks for their job, even the strongest back is not immune to injury. And while workers are expected to practice caution and follow safety procedures, a number of injuries are truly the result of an accident.

In 2015-2016, an estimated 621,000 non-fatal workplace injuries were reported across the United States, resulting in 4.5 million lost working days. Back injuries are not only a common workplace injury, but they also sideline workers for weeks or even months while they recover. Acting as shock absorbers while also keeping vertebrae from touching or scraping against each other, discs sit between the individual bones in the spine. Whether from continual strain or a single incident, these small, fluid-filled cushions can bulge outward and press against the nerves of the spinal cord. When a disc bulges it can cause serious pain down the back and in some cases into the legs. In more serious cases, the disc can rupture or burst, resulting in fluid leaking out. This injury is called a herniated disc. Herniated and bulging disc injuries can be incredibly painful and often require surgery and significant recovery time.

Because back injuries are commonly caused by activities or motions that put an inordinate amount of strain on the lower back, some workers are more prone to a herniated or bulging disc injury than others, including construction workers, movers, general laborers, and warehouse workers. These jobs all require heavy, repetitive lifting, but workers can also suffer a bulging or herniated disc due to the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Getting hit by a falling or swinging object
  • Falling from scaffolding or other heights

Herniated and bulging discs can be incredibly painful, making physical labor impossible for victims. Along with severe back pain, they can also cause muscle weakness, leg pain, and arm pain. There are some cases where pain can be controlled or mitigated through muscle relaxers and pain medication, but a majority of cases require surgery and rehabilitation, resulting in missed work and mounting debt.

Contact Us Today

If you or someone you know has suffered a herniated or bulging disc injury due to a workplace accident, the stakes are incredibly high. Most back injuries require time off work and possibly surgery. Paying for these procedures and supplementing your income while you recover is impossible without workers’ compensation benefits. At Goings Law Firm, LLC, we vow to take on insurance companies that have denied your claims, and we’ll fight for you every step of the way. To learn more about your legal options, contact our Columbia workers’ compensation attorneys today by calling (803) 350-9230 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