Workers CompIf you are an employee of a company who has workers comp insurance, you may be able to recover benefits for back pain resulting from on-the-job injury. While you may need a lawyer to help you determine whether your pain is covered under workers comp, there are a few basic guidelines that can help shed some light on the issue.

Can You Pinpoint the Cause of Your Pain?

If you suffer from back or spine pain and want compensation from your employer, it’s important that you are able to pinpoint the cause of your pain. Workers comp laws specifically spell out what is and is not covered. Any work related injuries should be reported to the employer so that they can help you get the treatment you need. It is important to know that in Illinois, you may choose your own doctor. Often, insurance companies will attempt to direct you to their own doctors in order to have greater influence over the process. You should do your own research as to which provider makes you most comfortable. At the end of the day, it is your back and you need to seek care from someone who will provide you the best opportunity to get back to normal.

If you have back pain related to your job,  and your employer is not cooperating to help you receive the treatment you need, it may benefit you to contact a legal professional to find out how you can receive benefits to cover medical treatment.