Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries in the Workplace
Suffering any injury in the workplace can be a devastating experience. But most injuries will heal with treatment and time, and a worker will eventually be able to return to work at full capacity after his or her recovery. This is often not the case, however, for spinal cord injuries sustained on the job. Though rehabilitation and treatment can help an accident victim to adapt to the situation and to improve one’s post-injury quality of life, no course of action that is currently available can fully repair the spinal cord.
If a workplace accident has caused you to suffer a spinal cord injury, you are likely entitled to file a claim to receive workers’ compensation or disability benefits as appropriate to the severity of the damage. However, the process of filing a claim and securing the financial compensation that you are due can be frustrating and complex.
Do not take chances with your health and financial stability. Contact a workplace accident lawyer from LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.
Spinal Cord Injury Threats
The spinal cord is protected by a sturdy column of vertebrae and is securely shielded from damage in most impacts. But when the spine is compromised in an accident, the spinal cord is highly susceptible to injury. The following are some of the occupational hazards that could lead to a spinal cord injury:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Falls from elevation
- Being caught under a falling beam or other substantial object
- Workplace violence
Spinal cord damage is one of the more severe injuries a person can suffer. Every workplace should make safety a top priority to reduce the risk of such injuries.
We are passionately committed to helping injured workers to obtain the workers’ compensation or disability benefits to which they are entitled. To discuss what we can do for you, contact the Des Moines spinal cord injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.