The spinal cord is one of the most important entities in the body. Covered in a series of vertebrae, it carriers the messages relayed from the brain to the rest of your body. It controls locomotive movements such as walking and hand movement, along with handling the senses in the body. Injuries to the spinal cord can be debilitating and sometimes fatal. Complete spine injury refers to when the spinal cord cannot send signals below the level of the injury. This can completely paralyze the body. Incomplete spinal injuries allows for some movement and sensation below the injury.
Occupational spinal cord injuries can change your life completely. They can require extensive treatments to manage the pain or to try to reverse the effects. At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we believe that employers have a responsibility to protect their employees from harm. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established rules and regulations to provide safety standards. If employers violate these rules and a worker sustains a spinal injury, they may have grounds for compensation.
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Certain occupations are more at risk to cause spinal cord injuries. Construction workers, builders, movers, and others have physically demanding jobs. If employers do not provide the right safety gear and follow proper protocol, an injury can occur.
Common causes of occupational spine injuries include:
While spinal cord injuries incurred at the workplace can never truly be reversed, there are treatments that the worker can undergo. The recovery process can be long and arduous, however. A person may be out of work for a significant amount of time, causing a loss of wages.
Some treatments are:
Occupational spinal injuries can cost you more than just lost wages. It will impact your quality of life. That is why, if you sustained a spinal cord injury while at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., we have experienced attorneys who understand how New York City’s workers’ compensation works. We know the intricacies of the system and can help you file your case. We work with you to see to it that the system provides you with compensation for any work-related spinal injuries you sustain. If you have been injured at work, please contact our New York workers’ compensation lawyers today. We are here to help!
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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