Getting Workers’ Compensation For Spinal Cord And Orthopedic Injuries
Traumatic workplace accidents can cause serious injuries to joints, bones, nerves, muscles and other soft tissues. Regardless of your occupation, these types of injuries can affect your ability to do your job.
To get the workers’ compensation benefits you need, it is best to work with a lawyer. I am attorney David Garner, and I have many years of experience helping injured workers get benefits. If you have an orthopedic or spinal injury, please call my Marietta area office at 678-956-7338 or 866-204-5251, or contact me online to schedule a free consultation.
Orthopedic Trauma Can Involve A Wide Range Of Issues
Orthopedic injuries cover a range of issues and may include:
- Broken bones
- Joint injuries, including shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees and ankles
- ACL tears
- Dislocated shoulders
- Neck injuries
- Spinal injuries
Neck And Spine Injuries Can Be Catastrophic
Injuries to the spine can vary depending on the type and location of the injury. Broken vertebrae can cause severe pain, especially if they pinch a spinal nerve or disk. Slipped or ruptured disks can also press on spinal nerves and cause chronic pain, numbness and other issues.
Spinal cord injuries are the most severe. When spinal nerves and/or the central cord are damaged or severed, the victim may suffer catastrophic injuries such as paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. Losing the use of limbs and/or body functions will require a lifetime of specialized medical care. The cost of medical treatment and equipment, as well as modifications to the home and vehicles will be enormous.
In addition, people with spinal cord injuries will need compensation for permanent disability. You need a lawyer’s help to make sure your employer’s insurance company gives you enough compensation for medical bills, and lost wages and benefits.