Spinal Cord Injuries
Workers’ Comp Lawyers in Cobb County
In addition to herniated disc injuries, a variety of other spinal cord injuries are somewhat common consequences of jobsite accidents. This may be due to the fact that a fall from any height or a collision at virtually any speed can cause serious and lasting damage to your back and spine. Employers in all industries, from construction to retail, must take special precautions whenever an employee needs to ascend or descend, use motorized equipment, or traverse slippery flooring. If they do not, they unfairly put their employees at risk of suffering a debilitating spinal cord injury.
The consequences of a spinal cord injury could include:
- Constant back pain
- Difficulty standing or sitting for a period of time
- Insomnia (pain when lying down)
- Paralysis (partial or total)
- Numbness in extremities or digits
- Struggling while walking normally
If you have been in a workplace accident recently and are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, you might have a serious spinal cord injury that requires medical attention. You may also be able to secure workers’ compensation benefits to help pay for your necessary expenses while you recover. Contact our Cobb County workers’ compensation attorneys at Herbert Chestnut & Associates today for more information or a free consultation.
Lingering Consequences of One Spine Injury
Lacerations and bruises may be incredibly painful when they occur but they generally heal predictably. Spinal cord injuries are such a serious problem due to the fact that they can be difficult to treat and may take months to heal entirely. If the wound or impact is severe enough, it might be impossible for the spine injury victim to ever get back to full health.
Recoveries you should seek in your workers’ compensation case include:
- Initial emergency medical fees
- Ongoing hospital treatments or checkups
- Lifelong rehabilitation programs
- Special modifications to everyday living (ex: wheelchair access ramps)
Hire a Team of Professionals for Your Case
No matter how much you might like your immediate manager or employer, you are likely to come to find that they are not there for you when you need them most: after a workplace accident. Either your parent company or its insurance provider may do everything possible to mitigate your injuries and make the whole situation seem less severe.
When you work with our Georgia workers’ compensation attorneys, you will not only be backed by our 37+ years of legal experience but also the expertise of the medical practitioners we frequently consult during worker injury cases. Level the playing field by contacting us at 770.285.5542 and setting up a free case evaluation
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