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Pennsylvania Construction Accident Injuries: Spondylolysis (Part A)

If you have been injured in a Pennsylvania construction accident that you believe was caused by someone else's negligence, contact a Philadelphia construction lawyer who can help you determine the liability of your accident and assess whether or not you have the basis for a third-party personal injury claim that could win you compensation in the form of financial damages.

Lumbar spondylolysis is a crack in the vertebrae of the spine, and is a common consequence of work-related injuries in vocations that require strenuous physical labor.

Spondylolysis after a Pennsylvania Construction Accident

Spondylolysis is typically a result of frequent and excessive strain on the lower back. Specifically, it affects the circular bone that surrounds and protects the spinal cord. This rounded bone is called the vertebral body and 24 of them are stacked on top of one another to form the spine, arguably the most important skeletal element in our bodies.

The onset of spondylolysis can be marked by: 
 

  • tingling sensations in the legs;
  • weakness in the lower back;
  • stiffness in the lower back;
  • pain that worsens with movement and is mitigated by rest (mechanical pain); and
  • general lower back pain.

 

You should seek immediate medical attention if you are ever injured on the job, especially for any injury to your back.

Generally, spondylolysis is the result of repeated strain over time, a regular consequence of defective equipment or machinery in construction. Sometimes, however, spondylolysis can be the consequence of a sudden, high-energy event such as a fall or truck accident. 

If you are suffering from spondylolysis or another compromising health condition as the result of a work-related injury or work-related strain and you believe a third party's negligence contributed to your injury, contact a Philadelphia construction lawyer.

An attorney can help determine liability in your Pennsylvania construction accident
and counsel you on what your options are and which is the best course of action for you.

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