Spinal Cord Injuries in the Workplace: Seeking Justice and Compensation

Workers' Compensation

A workplace should be a safe environment for you to do your job without fear of suffering an injury. Unfortunately, accidents do occur, sometimes resulting in life-altering consequences. One of the most impactful injuries is spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries can have devastating effects on an individual and their family. If workplace negligence caused your spinal cord injury, find a workplace accident lawyer to help you receive appropriate compensation.

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord transmits messages between the brain and the body. An injured spinal cord disrupts the nervous system’s communication channels, leading to paralysis, numbness, or other impairments. Spinal cord injuries can occur in various workplace accidents, such as slip and falls, vehicle accidents, or lifting heavy objects. 

Spinal cord injuries have physical, emotional, and financial consequences. The severity of these injuries varies, ranging from partial to complete paralysis. Individuals with spinal cord injuries often require extensive medical care, including surgeries, physical therapy, and assistive devices like wheelchairs. The emotional toll can be equally significant, with feelings of frustration, depression, and a loss of independence.

When a spinal cord injury occurs due to workplace negligence, the injured person has the right to seek legal recourse. To pursue a successful claim, establishing liability is essential. Workplace safety regulations protect employees from preventable accidents. By law, employers must provide a safe working environment, adequate training, and appropriate safety equipment. Failure to meet safety standards can result in serious injuries. Violations of safety regulations strengthen a personal injury claim, as they demonstrate a disregard for employee well-being. Employers, contractors, equipment manufacturers, or other negligent parties can be liable if they fail to meet safety standards.

Spinal cord injuries often lead to a lifetime of medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Seeking fair compensation can help alleviate the financial burden and provide a sense of justice. Victims of workplace spinal cord injuries should focus on recovery rather than dealing with legal matters. A skilled personal injury lawyer will investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident, gather evidence, and determine who is accountable. Moreover, the victim will receive guidance through the legal process, ensuring their rights are protected and fighting for fair compensation on their behalf for maximum compensation. Compensation considers medical bills, future care needs, lost wages, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life.


If you or someone you love has suffered a severe back injury from a workplace incident, contact our construction accident and work injury law firm today. Our attorneys will help ensure that you receive just compensation. Payment will be significant for those who were paralyzed since major medical care and living assistance will be required for life.

Golitko & Daly’s lawyers will help you with the litigation process and provide you with peace of mind so you can recover. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 317-566-9600 (Indianapolis), 765-865-9300 (Kokomo), or 812-566-2600 (Bloomington), or complete our online inquiry form. We hope to hear from you if you were harmed through medical treatments or neglect. We have offices in Indianapolis, Kokomo, and Bloomington to serve you.