Paralysis After a Workplace Accident
An Injury Lawyer Fights for the Resources Your Family Needs
Paralysis resulting from injuries to the brain or spinal cord is one of the most traumatic incidents a person can suffer. Spinal cord injuries cause paralysis when nerve fibers in the spinal column are severed or torn, creating the loss of sensation below the point of injury. Brain injuries can cause paralysis when skull contusions or compressions render a portion of the brain inoperable. Once damaged, brain or spinal tissue is not likely to recover, often leaving the injured party with the permanent loss of bodily function.
Can I File a Paralysis Lawsuit?
Personal injuries that cause paralysis can happen in almost any kind of job. However, occupations that are particularly susceptible to spinal cord injuries and brain injuries include:
- Construction workers
- Heavy machinery operators
- Furniture movers
- Skyscraper window washers
- Day laborers
Apart from full or partial paralysis, lesser spinal injuries may result in a cervical herniated disk, which can cause ongoing pain in the neck, shoulders, arms and legs. This pain may be dull or severe depending on the injury, and could lead to partial or total paralysis of the affected nerve.
Unfortunately, workers who are paralyzed as the result of workplace injuries, such as a slip and fall accident, are not always awarded the compensation they deserve. In addition to the suffering caused by their injury, paralyzed workers may endure the hardship of having to fight tooth and nail against their employers to get what they need to pay for medical treatments, rehabilitation and lost wages. It is important to have a caring and compassionate injury attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.
Injury Lawyers for Paralysis and Workplace Injuries
Although legal action cannot undo your injuries, you may be able to gain compensation that will help you and your family move forward from the accident. Contact our firm today for a free and confidential evaluation of your situation. At McBride, Scicchitano and Leacox, P.A., we offer qualified, experienced and compassionate legal counsel. Our attorneys assist English and Spanish speaking clientele. We help clients without regard to their citizenship status.