Suffering a back injury can be debilitating as this type of injury can limit your ability to work and perform daily activities for an extended period of time. For some, back injuries can lead to physical limitations for the rest of their lives.  

In many cases, back injuries are due to factors that are outside of our control such as car accidents, slip and falls, and workplace incidents. When your injury is the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may deserve compensation for all your associated losses.  

Having represented countless clients with back injuries, we at Stiberth, Scarlati & Boudreau, LLC understand the devastating personal and financial effects of a back injury. We know that a back injury can disrupt your daily life, affect your relationships, and leave you grappling with financial burdens.

While we cannot help you heal or undo what happened to you, we can help you secure fair compensation to alleviate some of your financial struggles that come with paying medical bills and not being able to work.  

Our back injuries attorneys in Chicago, Illinois, have over one hundred years of combined experience and are dedicated to handling each case with the professionalism and compassion it deserves.  

Types of Back Injuries

The back is a complex area of the body comprised of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and 33 bones called vertebrae. The back supports the spinal cord, which is essentially an extension of the body's central nervous system. In severe cases, a back injury can lead to permanent paralysis or even death if things go wrong.

Common types of back injuries include: 

  • Herniated or bulging discs 

  • Cervical lumbar sprains and strains 

  • Fractured or damaged vertebrae 

  • Spinal nerve compression 

  • Thoracic muscle sprains and strains 

  • Spinal cord injury 

  • Soft tissue damage 

In our experience as personal injury attorneys, we have found that back injuries typically get worse in the days following the traumatic event. Often, symptoms of back trauma may not fully manifest for months or even years after the accident. That is why it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention after sustaining even a seemingly minor injury.

Once you know what type of back injury you have, our attorneys can determine the full extent of compensation that you are entitled to recover.



Accidents Leading to Back Injuries

Several events can result in a back injury. At Stiberth, Scarlati & Boudreau, LLC, our Illinois back injuries attorneys have successfully represented clients who suffered trauma to the back in the following accidents: 

Regardless of what caused your back injury, you will have to demonstrate proof that your injury is the result of a specific event to recover damages. And if you can prove that this specific event was the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation.  

Filing a Claim for a Back Injury and Obtaining Compensation

In all personal injury cases, the burden falls on the injured person to prove that the other party acted negligently or engaged in wrongdoing. The success of your claim for compensation depends on your ability to establish the following elements:  

  1. Duty of care: The other party had a legal responsibility to act in a way to keep you safe.  

  1. Breach of duty: That party failed to fulfill the legal responsibility.  

  1. Causation: Your back injury was the result of the breach of duty.  

  1. Damages: You suffered damages due to the breach.  

If you can prove that you are entitled to compensation, you could recover the following types of damages:  

  • Medical expenses related to the treatment of your back injury, including anticipated future costs 

  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs 

  • Loss of income 

  • Diminished or lost earning potential 

  • Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages (loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, etc.) 

Our Chicago back injuries attorneys can help determine the worth of your claim for compensation based on the actual damages you suffered or expect to suffer in the future.  

How We Can Help

At Stiberth, Scarlati & Boudreau, LLC, we are passionate when it comes to helping our clients get fully compensated for their injuries. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional results tailored to each client’s unique needs and circumstances. Our attorneys will do the following when handling your back injury case: 

  • Investigate your case from every angle for signs of negligence or wrongdoing 

  • Carefully evaluate the full extent of your losses 

  • Handle claims paperwork and legal processes 

  • Collect evidence and work with witnesses to support your claim for compensation 

  • Deal with insurance companies to protect you from their manipulative tactics 

  • Negotiate a favorable settlement on your behalf 

  • Use proven legal strategies to pursue justice 

  • Litigate your case in court, if necessary 

  • Provide you with the emotional support you need during these difficult times 

Our team at Stiberth, Scarlati & Boudreau, LLC, focuses on providing a client-centered approach to every case that we take. We work tirelessly to help our clients achieve the positive outcomes they need to move forward with their lives and regain a sense of normalcy. 


At Stiberth, Scarlati & Boudreau, LLC, we know that no two back injury cases are exactly alike, so we strive to provide personalized and passionate representation. Our Chicago back injuries lawyers can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve to ensure your current and future financial needs are met. From our office in Chicago, Illinois, we serve people throughout Cook County and the Collar counties. Call us today to set up a free consultation.