You were working a flight that left Daytona Beach International Airport, and just as you pushed the food cart up the aisle of the aircraft, you felt something pop in your lower back. You felt mild pain at first that later became intense.
Plane passengers often underestimate just how physically demanding the job of a flight attendant can be. Whether pushing the massive food cart or working in tight and uncomfortable spaces, flight attendants put tremendous pressure on their bodies every day.
Do You Have a Serious Back Injury Because of Work?
It’s never a good idea to ignore the pain you feel in your back. Although the injury could be something as minor as a pulled muscle, it could also be something as severe as a disc injury. If you have any of these symptoms, you’ll want to see a doctor immediately for help:
- Pain and stiffness in the back
- Pain that worsens when stretching, coughing, or sneezing
- Pain in the buttocks or legs, typically down the backs of the thighs
- Numbness or weakness in the legs
- Bladder or bowel problems along with back pain
- Pain, weakness, or loss of sensation in the neck, arms, or shoulders
Protect Yourself Immediately
When you are injured on the job, it is important to contact a doctor and a lawyer. A doctor can diagnose your condition and provide treatment, and a lawyer can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve.
The legal team of Johnson and Gilbert wants to help you receive workers’ comp. Contact us today to learn how. When you call, don’t forget to request your free copy of the book, It’s Not Rocket Science, It’s Workers’ Comp.