Suffer a Spinal Cord Injury at Work?
Our Southern California Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are Here for You
Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious, and most frightening, injuries that employees suffer in California workplaces. A serious spinal cord injury can lead to functional limitations, diminished quality of life, chronic pain, as well as temporary or permanent paralysis, coma, and death. The spine is as vital as it is fragile, and even minor damage to the spine can prevent a person from being able to perform their workplace duties for weeks or months. A severe injury to the spine can leave an employee unable to work for months, years, or permanently.
If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury at work, the California workers’ compensation law firm Invictus Law is ready to help you file your claims and maximize your coverage. We’ll fight for your right to coverage for your medical bills and missed days at work, regardless of how your injury came about. If you have sustained harm because of the nature of your work, you are entitled to workers’ compensation. We can help you get the medical care and financial compensation you are owed after your work-related spinal cord injury.
How do Spinal Cord Injuries Happen?
Spinal cord injuries can result from any number of accidents at the workplace or while out of the office on work-related tasks. Spinal cord injuries commonly result from sudden impacts or traumatic events. The seasoned workers’ comp injury attorneys at Invictus Law help injured California workers secure compensation for spinal cord injuries caused by, for example:
- Traffic accidents, including accidents on or around the worksite or while conducting work-related duties such as deliveries
- Slips, trips, and falls at the office or on a construction worksite
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, or other high places, including when defective or unsafe scaffolding, ladders, staircases, or elevators collapse or fail
- Defective machines and other products
- Accidents caused by flying, rolling, or falling objects
- Acts of violence at the workplace
Additionally, spinal cord injury can result from medical conditions arising over time. Repetitive stress injuries and diseases, including cancer, can lead to debilitating spinal cord problems that get worse over time. Constant lifting, turning, jerking, or hunching-over at work can lead to spinal cord damage, as can exposure to harmful chemicals and agents on a worksite. Just because your spinal cord troubles did not originate in a single accident does not mean that you are not entitled to workers’ compensation. A savvy workers’ comp attorney at Invictus Law can help you prove that your spinal cord issues were caused by work-related duties and ensure that you get the medical care and reimbursements that you need.
The Dangers of Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord is known as the “nerve highway” of the body. When damage to the spinal cord occurs, it can interrupt signals from the brain to other parts of the body, much like a roadblock. If the injury occurs low on the spine, it can lead to functional limitations or paralysis of the lower extremities (feet, knees, legs) and impair lower body functioning (incontinence, etc.) The higher up the spine the injury occurs, the more comprehensive the damage may be. A blow to the base of the neck can cause limitations to the arms and the legs, as well as impair all organ functions. If the damage is extensive, it can lead to complete loss of the use of extremities, organ failure, and, in extreme cases, death.
If you have suffered spinal cord damage, you need immediate and thorough medical care. A compassionate workers’ compensation attorney at Invictus Law can help you get the medical attention you need without fear of going bankrupt in the process. We’ll fight to ensure that your workers’ comp provider doesn’t nickel and dime you or drag out the repayment process, depriving you of vital medical treatment when you need it most.
Call Invictus Law For Help With a Workplace Spinal Cord Injury Claim in Orange County And the Inland Empire
If you’ve been injured on the job in California and need help securing expedient, comprehensive workers’ compensation benefits, contact a tried and true Orange County workers’ compensation lawyer at Invictus Law at 949-287-5711, serving Orange County and the Inland Empire with offices in Orange and Ontario.