If you have paralysis due to a workplace injury, call 1-800-978-1986 or send us an email for help.
Paralysis resulting from injuries to the brain or spinal cord is one of the most traumatic incidents a person can suffer. Spinal cord injuries cause paralysis when nerve fibers in the spinal column are severed or torn, creating the loss of sensation below the point of injury. Brain injuries can cause paralysis when skull contusions or compressions render a portion of the brain inoperable. Once damaged, brain or spinal tissue is not likely to revive, often leaving the injured party with the permanent loss of bodily function.
Apart from full or partial paralysis, lesser spinal injuries may result in a cervical herniated disk, which can cause ongoing pain in the neck, shoulders, arms and legs. This pain may be dull or severe depending on the injury, and may eventually lead to partial or total paralysis of the affected nerve. Symptoms of a cervical herniated disk may resemble carpal tunnel syndrome, awkward walking or hand mobility or constant tingling or acute pain along the nerve track.
Occupations that are susceptible to spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, or cervical disk herniation include:
Unfortunately, workers who are paralyzed as the result of workplace injuries are not always awarded the compensation necessary to pay for immediate or future medical attention, rehabilitation and recovery. In addition to the suffering caused by their injury, paralyzed workers may endure the hardship of having to fight tooth and nail against their employers to obtain the recompense they deserve. It is important to have a caring and compassionate Orlando workers' compensation attorney on your side, fighting for your rights.
The Orlando workers' comp lawyers at the McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. know how to represent paralysis claims. Even if a back or spine injury appears to be light, it can create dramatic long-term consequences, and establishing a claim immediately following an indecent of trauma is the only way to be fairly heard.
If you have suffered a serious injury that has resulted in total or partial paralysis, contact the Florida paralysis attorneys of McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. to learn more about protecting your rights.