When Dangers At Work Result In Serious Disabilities
Spinal cord injuries are among the most crippling ailments reported in workers’ compensation claims. They typically result from some violent action such as a car crash, a fall from a significant height or being struck by some heavy object. People can also be injured from lifting injuries. This could result in slipped disks, bulging disks, herniated disks and even fractures.
Because the costs associated with treatment and rehabilitation of a spinal cord injury are often extensive, it is important to have a workers’ compensation attorney on your side to protect your interests. The work injury attorneys at O’Malley Tunstall PLLC, in Raleigh, North Carolina, are experienced at handling these difficult workers’ compensation claims. When you retain our firm, we will do everything in our power to help you recover the full and fair value of your claim.
Anatomy Of A Workplace Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord conducts instructions from the brain to the body. When the cord is traumatized or severed, the conduit no longer functions. The injuries that result vary according to the severity of the blow and its location: A blow to the middle spine will affect the legs, causing paraplegia; an injury higher up on the spine may affect all limbs, resulting in quadriplegia.
In seconds, you can go from being whole and fully functioning to being unable to control your extremities. Spinal cord injuries not only diminish the quality of life, but they decrease actual life expectancy. The loss to the individual harmed by a spinal cord injury is great indeed.
The Facts About Neck And Back Injuries
Employer lawyers may portray your injuries as unrelated to work. That’s when our forensic skills and our network of medical authorities become valuable. We have the knowledge and the resources to establish beyond a doubt when your injury was related to your job.
Call O’Malley Tunstall PLLC Today
Learn more about how you can receive compensation if you have a neck injury, back injury, workplace injury or permanent disability. Email us or call the Raleigh spinal cord injury attorneys at O’Malley Tunstall PLLC at 919-748-5440, toll free 855-975-2625.
There is never a charge for case evaluation meetings, and we charge you no attorney fees unless we win for you. We help clients throughout Eastern North Carolina.