The Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl
Workers compensation and personal injury attorneys serving Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Massachusetts and Rhode Island Workplace Lifting Injuries are Covered by Work Compensation

Each year, over one million workplace back injuries occur and most are caused by lifting heavy objects. For many workers in the Mt. Hope Bay area, heavy lifting at work is a constant source of back injury, neck pain, arm sprains and shoulder problems. This is especially true for construction workers, longshoremen, dock workers, harbor workers and healthcare industry employees. Likewise, truckers, factory inventory workers and delivery drivers hurt their backs frequently when lifting heavy loads and moving cargo. There are many circumstances that lead to workplace lifting injuries and all of them qualify for Workers Compensation benefits:

  • lifting patients off of gurneys and beds
  • pushing heavy patients in wheelchairs
  • helping large patients walk
  • unloading and loading commercial trucks
  • moving and stocking inventory
  • operating heavy equipment
  • handling forklift loads
  • filling delivery vans with boxes
  • sorting moving company cargo
  • carrying weighty garbage cans

Call a Reliable, Tough RI/MA Workers Compensation Lawyer For Heavy Lifting Work Injuries

The determined attorneys at the Providence, Fall River and Foxborough Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl know how debilitating a lifting injury accident can be and we aggressively negotiate with Work Comp insurance adjusters on our clients' behalf. We have over 30 years of successfully defending job injury claims, including dealing with the Workers Comp appeals process after a claim is denied. Call us today at (508)677-4900 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Every discussion is confidential and there is no obligation. Serving Providence, RI, Fall River, MA, Foxborough, Warren, Bristol, Tiverton, Little Compton, Newport, New Bedford and Boston.