Have You Injured Your Spinal Cord At Work?
Workplace accidents can injure the spine and spinal cord, causing temporary and permanent disability. People who suffer spinal injuries will need significant compensation to pay for their medical bills and cover lost wages.
At Berger & Michelena, we help injured workers and their families with workers’ compensation and third-party claims. We work hard to make certain you have what you need to heal from your injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries Can Cause Permanent Paralysis
Fractured vertebrae can cause constant severe pain, numbness and muscle weakness. In addition to fractures, spinal injuries may result in herniated disks or ruptured disks. The pain caused by such injuries can prevent you from working or taking part in regular activities.
Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis if vertebrae pinch or tear the spinal nerves or sever the spinal cord. Paralysis can also affect both legs and the trunk (paraplegia) or all four limbs and the trunk (quadriplegia). In the worst cases, a spinal cord injury can result in wrongful death.
Workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to cover the full cost of lost wages, especially in spinal injury cases. If a negligent third party was responsible for your injury, you may be able to recover additional damages, including compensation for pain and suffering.
We work with medical experts, life care planners and economists to provide information about the extent of the injury, prognosis for recovery, necessary medical treatment and cost of the medical care. Our lawyers can calculate your past, current and future losses.