Of the many on the job injuries, one involving the spine can be the most devastating to your life and the life of your family. A spinal injury can make it impossible for you to return to work for a long period of time if ever. Spinal injuries are complicated matters that can essentially rob you of your life. Many of the spinal injuries we see are the result of falls or auto accidents and sadly many happened due to the negligence of employers who have cut back on health and safety standards to save the company money. Certainly not all cases are caused by neglectful employers but the many cases that are become complicated and necessitate a worker’s need for legal assistance. Those in hard labor industry are susceptible to injuries of all kinds and spinal injuries can be the worst of the worst.
There are many kinds of spinal injuries but all involve pain and recovery time that keep you out of work and out of income. With the high costs of medical care, treatments, and the long term of the care needed, don’t be so sure your insurance or disability benefits will take care of you if your employer won’t.
Being incapacitated is a life changing experience and there is little you can do for yourself laid up in a bed. In some cases employers count on that as they don’t want to deal with the situation. However, if you don’t protect yourself, you are looking at a potential lifetime of financial hardships and medical difficulties. Spinal injuries are not reversible and if improvement is expected, it will take time.
Time is not always on our side when it comes to caring for our families and paying bills. If your injury happened at work and especially if it was due to negligence on the part of your employers you need to protect your rights as soon as you are able. With our assistance, you can focus on the recovery and not the red tape your employer may present. There is no time in spinal injury cases to stall. The medical costs can be significant from the first day of treatment and will likely not decrease any time soon.
Let us know how we can help you. Our office can be reached toll free at 855-614-4351 or you can contact us for more information via our online form. Stay safe on the job and if you are injured on the job, know we can help you until you get back on your feet again.