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. Some of the most impactful injuries are those to the spinal cord, as they can have devastating effects on the individual and their families. Those injuries can occur through workplace negligence, and you will need to find an appropriate workplace accident lawyer to work for you to receive appropriate compensation.
Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord is vital in transmitting messages between the brain and the body. When the spinal cord is injured, the nervous system’s communication channels are disrupted. That disruption can lead to paralysis, loss of sensation, numbness, or other impairments. Spinal cord injuries can occur in various workplace scenarios, such as slip and fall from heights, 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.
Legal Recourse for Workplace Spinal Cord Injuries
When a spinal cord injury occurs in the workplace due to the negligence of another party, the injured person has the right to seek legal recourse. To pursue a successful claim, establishing liability is essential. Workplace safety regulations are in place to protect employees from preventable accidents. Employers are legally obligated to provide a safe working environment, adequate training, and appropriate safety equipment. Failure to meet these standards can result in serious injuries. Violations of safety regulations strengthen a personal injury claim, as they demonstrate a disregard for employee well-being. Liability could rest with employers, contractors, equipment manufacturers, or other parties whose negligence or failure to adhere to safety regulations contributed to the accident.
Navigating the Legal Process
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 can be held 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, considering factors such as 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 an incident at the workplace, contact our construction accident and work injury law firm today. Our attorneys will help ensure that you receive just compensation following your injury and that you also receive the worker’s compensation coverage that you are guaranteed. Payment will be significant for those who have become paraplegic or quadriplegic due to their injury since major medical care and living assistance will be required throughout the victim’s life.
The lawyers of Golitko & Daly will help you with the litigation process and provide you with the peace of mind necessary to recover and move forward. 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 to schedule an appointment with one of our health professional attorneys to review your case. 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.