Knowledgeable Attorney for Back Injuries in New York City

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Every day, people experience tragic accidents that lead to serious back injuries. Back injuries occur because of accidents at work, wrecks, falls, and even because of intentional actions such as assaults. In fact, some studies show that back pain is the leading cause of disability, preventing people from working and other daily activities. Some who experience back injuries recover quickly. For others, the pain can be lifelong and debilitating.

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If you are someone who has suffered a back injury and you live in New York, our experienced, compassionate team of back injury attorneys is here to help you through the difficulties related to your painful injury. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve for the pain you have suffered. The Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C.and our team of personal injury attorneys knows how to fight for our clients’ rights and we have a proven track record of winning suits and settlements for the people we help. 

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Have you been injured and you are now suffering from a back injury? Our attorneys are here for a free consultation to help you determine what the best path forward is for you. We will listen to you, hear what you have to say about your back pain and how your injury happened, and then work with you to investigate the details of your injury and determine how we can hold those who injured you accountable. Your back injury is serious. We will treat you with the respect, kindness, and compassion you deserve when you work with us.

 Back injuries occur in numerous ways, including: 

  • Car wrecks
  • Forklift accidents
  • General workplace accidents
  • Mistakes made by physicians or healthcare workers
  • Construction site accidents
  • Slip and fall situations
  • Sports accidents
  • Nursing home and eldercare physicality accidents

No matter how a back injury occurs, it can cause severe pain and lead to expensive medical bills.  While some injuries are relatively minor, others may lead to permanent forms of disability. No matter the severity of your injury, you may have a right to financial compensation for your injury. That is where our team of NY back injury attorneys can help you.  We will conduct a complete evaluation of your potential claims for your injuries and help you consider the options you may have. We are here to help you seek justice for the pain and suffering that your back injury has caused you. If you need  New York back injury lawyers who are ready to fight for you, contact us today. 

How Our Back Injury Attorneys Will Help You

We have experience handling all sorts of personal injury cases, and we have a great deal of experience and knowledge regarding back and neck injury cases specifically. When you work with our team, you will have a personal back injury attorney who handles your case from start to the finish, giving your case the utmost attention throughout. Your attorney will conduct an evaluation of your claims, investigate the source of your injury and who is responsible for the pain you have suffered, determine what you are owed, file your suit, and help you earn the compensation you are owed. Most importantly, we will handle your claim with the care and concern that it deserves. Below, you can see more details on each step in your case. 


Our experienced attorneys know how to investigate cases. We will investigate the details of your case, collect the evidence necessary to prove how you were harmed, and gather proof of the ways your injuries affected you physically and financially. The investigation stage of your case is crucial to the success of your claim. Courts need to have all the evidence in order to make the best determination of what you are owed. Our experienced, knowledgeable back and neck injury lawyers in NYC know where to look for the right information and how to gather everything you need to win your claim. 

Filing a Lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit is no simple task, especially when it involves showing the court all of the ways in which your back injury has impacted your life. Our attorneys know how to present the facts of your case in a manner that will show courts why you are owed compensation for your injuries. We will explain to the court what happened, how you were harmed, and why you deserve money for your pain, suffering, and financial losses related to your injury.

Managing the Case

We will carefully manage your case. You deserve an attorney who is responsive, and who carefully considers your needs and desires. Our New York back injury lawyers are here to do that for you. We understand that no one wants to spend more time litigating a claim than necessary, so we always do our best to be timely and responsive and to manage your claim in a way that is efficient but thorough. 

Completing the Settlement for the Highest Possible Compensation

While nothing can truly make amends for the unnecessary pain you have suffered, compensation can begin to help you recover for the pain you have experienced and the time and money you have lost because of your injury. We want to help you get everything you deserve. Our attorneys know that your losses include more than just missed time at work. In the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. we consider all the potential damages you have incurred, including: 

  • Loss of consortium (a claim your spouse, partner, or loved one may have in addition to your claim)
  • Emotional Damages
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Treatment and therapy for your pain
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Punitive damages
  • And other damages, too. 

If you have suffered a back or neck injury in New York, do not hesitate to connect with us so that we can help you move forward with your life. We are here for you. 

What Qualifies as a Back Injury

Back injuries come in a variety of forms. The severity of a back injury can vary greatly from person to person and vary depending on the type of injury a person experiences. Below is a list of some common types of back injuries. Note, a physician should conduct an examination of your pain if you believe you may have suffered a back injury. Your doctor will determine what type of injury you have and what types of treatment or rehabilitation options may be best for you. Also, if insurance is a concern, take note that you should be able to receive compensation for your medical expenses if your injury is the result of another person or entity’s negligence or intentional acts. 


Sprains and strains are the most common type of back injury, but they are painful nonetheless. Sprains typically result from a sudden, unexpected movement (like a fall or twist), or from a sudden traumatic impact. Strains result from overextending, twisting, or pulling muscles in the back. Strains can even occur on the job, which would mean you are likely owed some type of worker’s compensation. 

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Bulging or Herniated Discs

Inside your spine, there are soft “rubbery” discs that cushion your vertebrae. The exterior of the disc is solid, but the interior is more like gelatin. When a serious back-related strain or injuries occur, such injuries can cause the soft interior of the disc to tear through the surrounding vertebrae. This type of injury commonly results in symptoms like: 

  1. Arm and leg pain
  2. Numbness and tingling
  3. Muscle weakness. 

But, other symptoms may result from bulging or herniated discs, too. 


The term “fractured vertebrae” refers to when a crack or gap appears in the vertebrae. Traumatic impacts can cause vertebrae to fracture, as well as falls. Common symptoms of fractured vertebrae include: 

  1. Back pain
  2. Lost height
  3. A hunched posture. 

Damage to the Spinal Cord

Damage to the spinal cord is very serious. Spinal cord damage includes damage to any segment of the spinal cord or the nerves that are at the end of the spinal canal. A damaged spinal cord can result in temporary or even permanent loss of motion in some or most of your body. Spinal cord injuries are no joke. After being involved in a serious accident, you should strongly consider having your spinal cord examined if you experience loss of motion in your hands or feet, extreme back and neck pain, or any other symptoms associated with spinal cord injuries. 

Common Causes of Neck and Back Injuries

Back injuries occur every single day, and they occur for a variety of reasons. Some common causes of back injuries are listed below: 

Car Accidents

Car accidents are one of the most common causes of back injuries. Even fender benders can result in back and neck injuries like whiplash or other sprains. If you have been in a car accident, it can be a good idea to have a doctor examine you for any signs that you were injured because some injuries may not have symptoms that are immediately apparent. Also, by visiting the doctor soon after a wreck, you can help create medical records of the injuries you experienced during your accident. Such medical records can be useful for proving your claims later in court or during a settlement negotiation.

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Even when you are dealing with insurance companies outside of court, our experienced attorneys know how to negotiate with insurance companies to get you what you deserve. The average settlement for a back injury in auto accidents in NYC is unclear because settlements vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury and other factors involved in your wreck. But, an experienced neck and back injury attorney knows how to present the facts of your case in a way that maximizes what compensation you receive.


Doctors and health care providers often conduct operations or provide treatments that involve sensitive and complicated parts of the human bodies. Some of our most complex body parts are in and around the spine and neck. Tragic results can occur when doctors or other health care providers make mistakes in how they care for your back or neck. Back injuries can also result from doctors installing defective medical equipment during back or neck surgeries. Some doctors have even been so careless that they have left scalpels or other instruments inside of a patient while operating on the patient’s neck. If you have experienced a back or neck injury because of a doctor or health care provider’s negligence, you are owed compensation for the pain that person caused you. 

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents lead to back injuries when the property conditions of a business or home are not safe, and a person falls or slips because of the unsafe condition. Back injuries from falls can also occur on construction sites, or even at a business where water was negligently left on the floor. Some falls may not result in serious injuries, but sometimes a serious fall can even result in spinal cord damage. If you believe you were injured because of unsafe conditions on someone’s property, our attorney can help you determine who is at fault and who is responsible for the back injuries you have suffered. 

Workplace Accidents

A workplace back injury can occur because of something simple, like lifting heavy objects or doing repetitive tasks. Or, workplace back injuries can occur while operating forklifts or completing other complicated tasks at work. If your back injury happened at work while on the job, you likely have a workers’ compensation claim against your employer for the pain you have suffered and the monetary losses you suffered because of your injury.

Our team not only consists of attorneys who are experienced with workers’ compensation back injury claims, but we also have forklift back pain injury lawyers on our team. No matter how severe your back injury maybe, if it happened at your job in New York, contact our attorneys for a free consultation to see what types of compensation you may be entitled to for your back injury. The average NYC worker comp back injury settlement varies depending on the injury, but we promise to do our best to get you the maximum amount you are owed.

When Can a NY Back Injury Lawyer Pursue Compensation

A back injury attorney’s job is to conduct a thorough investigation into your potential claim, and then to ensure that claim satisfies the legal requirements for compensation. Our attorneys have a strong validation process for claims we receive. Our process lets us show you whether your claim satisfies the legal requirements under New York law and how you may be compensated for your injuries. When are you owed compensation? In New York, you are most likely owed compensation for your back injury if someone else negligently or intentionally caused your back injury. Even if you are partially responsible for the accident that led to your injury, you may still deserve compensation for your back injury. If you are not certain who is at fault, we are here to help you determine that too. Through our initial free consultation with you, we can gather information and begin an investigation into whether you have a valid claim for compensation.


How Much Is a Typical Back Injury Settlement in NY

The settlement amount for a back injury claim varies widely depending on the type of injury and how the injury occurred. It is difficult to determine an exact average settlement amount because settlements can range from a few thousand dollars to a few million dollars, depending on the facts of a case. Importantly, our experienced attorneys know how to review your claim and then calculate what you are likely owed for your claim. And, our attorneys know how to fight to get you what you deserve, whether it is in the courtroom or during negotiations with an insurance company.   

How We Achieve the Highest Compensation for You and Your Family

We consider every possible factor that could factor into compensation for your injury when we are reviewing your claim and preparing to file your case or negotiate your settlement. Then, we work diligently to gather the information to prove your claim and to demonstrate how your injury has impacted your life. Most importantly, in every step of the process, we strongly fight to keep your needs and interests as the top priority so that you get what you deserve even when the party that injured you is not willing to work with us on your claim. The simple answer is we work for you to get you what you are owed. By keeping you and your family at the center of our focus, we never lose sight of the most important part of your case: you. This leads to better compensation for you because the compensation truly takes into account your whole experience. 

What Sets Us Apart from Other Law Firms

We are not just another personal injury law firm. In the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. we handle a wide variety of cases, and we have a talented team of litigators who have proven that they can win. Our clients have received over $250 million in compensation for their claims. We have helped people across New York who were victims of back injuries recover for the pain, suffering, and financial loss they experienced, and we can help you too. 

Additionally, we guarantee that we will not take a fee unless we win compensation for you. So, you do not have to worry about how much your case will cost. 

And, we are here, ready to talk to you 24/7. You can contact us at any time to talk about how you have been injured. We are standing by ready to connect with you.

Our Recent Results on Back Injury Cases

Our attorneys have successfully recovered large six-figure settlements for clients with injured backs. For example, we recently recovered over $100,000 for a client suffered from fractured discs in her spine after a car wreck. The money helped the client recover for the pain she endured and  helped her cover the medical treatments she needed for her back. If you were injured because of a person or company’s negligence, our attorney can help you recover the money you deserve, too. 


How much is a spinal cord injury lawsuit worth?

While there is no set amount that spinal cord injury may be worth, spinal cord injury suits can easily recover over 1 million dollars. For some severe spinal cord injuries, the suit can even recover many millions of dollars.

Can you prove a back injury?

Yes, you can. This is where working with experienced back injury attorneys will help you win you. Experienced back injury attorneys, like the ones on our team, know how to gather all the relevant information surrounding your injury in order to prove how your injury occurred and why the other party is responsible for your injury.

What is considered a major back injury?

A major back injury would typically be one that causes long-term side effects or extreme pain. Major back injuries can range from very severe fractures to severe spinal cord damage that leaves permanent debilitating symptoms.

Can I sue for back injury at work?

Yes. If your back injury occurred at work while you were on the job, you can most likely sue for the injury.

How long after settlement do I get my money?

This depends on the type of settlement. For insurance settlements, it can take a few weeks. For other settlements, it may even take a few months. An experienced attorney knows how to speed up the process and how to move your case along faster. That’s why working with our team matters.

How do you know if a back injury is serious?

First of all, every back injury is serious, if it is something as simple as a sprain. Your pain should always be taken seriously. But, to determine if an injury is “serious” or more severe, a doctor needs to conduct a thorough examination of your injuries and make a diagnosis on how your injury will impact your life. Injuries are often considered “serious” or “severe” when they involve extreme pain or long-term debilitating symptoms.

Call Our Back Injury Lawyer in NYC for Help

If you have suffered a back injury and are looking for answers, the Law Office of Yuriy Moshes, P.C. is here for you. For those who have already been diagnosed with a back injury, we can help you walk through the process of determining who is liable for your injury and filing a suit against those who wronged you. If your injury just happened, we can help you connect with medical providers and find out how severe your injury may be, and then we can help you begin to file your claim as well.

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No matter how your injury happened, we are here to offer you a free consultation to help you determine your rights and what you are owed. Don’t hesitate to reach out with your questions and concerns. Every moment you wait is a moment longer you have to suffer without compensation and justice for your injury.

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