Back injuries can be among the most severe injuries that a firefighter can sustain on the job. Firefighters can suffer a back injury because of several inherently dangerous conditions, such as improper construction, faulty building maintenance, aging facilities, structural defects and falling debris. Depending on the severity, a back injury can threaten a firefighter’s career.
Firefighters often suffer from strains, sprains, bulging discs, herniated discs, soft tissue injuries, spinal cord injuries and fractures. These injuries often have a lasting impact that can impair a firefighter’s life and even force them into retirement. Back injuries may occur over multiple jobs in a career, or during one significant accident. In either case, a firefighter may be permanently injured and forced to retire.
If you have hurt your back in an accident, call us for a consultation.