Spine Injuries and Paraplegia
Workplace accidents can occur in any industry, affecting workers on construction sites, in factories, or in office buildings. Sometimes these injuries can be so severe that they cause permanent damage. Spine injuries are especially likely to lead to long-term disability that could prevent an employee from returning to work.
Causes of Spine Injuries in the Workplace
Spine injuries can result from a number of workplace accidents. You may suffer a permanent spine injury if you experience any of the following:
- Heavy lifting injury
- Slip and fall
- Trip and fall
- Accident involving heavy machinery
- Repetitive strain injury
Paraplegia and Long-Term Disability
A spine injury can be especially devastating because it can lead to paraplegia, or partial paralysis of the body. Typically, paraplegia involves paralysis of the entire lower body, including both legs. Those who experience this kind of injury may be unable to ever return to work and deserve to be compensated for their injuries.
If you or someone you love has sustained a spine injury and paraplegia from a workplace accident, your workers’ compensation benefits may not cover all of your current and future expenses. An experienced Des Moines long-term disability lawyer can help you pursue the full disability payments that you need to compensate for your medical bills and lost income.
At LaMarca & Landry, P.C., we are committed to helping disability victims and their families pursue the compensation that they need following a workplace accident. To learn how we can apply our knowledge and experience to your case, contact our Des Moines long-term disability lawyers today at 877-327-2600.