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Spinal Cord Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

spinal cord injuriesSpinal cord injuries are almost always serious, and they are among the worst types of injuries one can experience in a workplace setting. They can often happen during jobs that involve strenuous physical movement.

Spinal cord injuries can affect nerves that impact movement and mobility, which can keep you from performing your job. Since you cannot work, you will endure the added stress of not being able to earn money.

If you sustain a spinal cord injury on the job, you may need ongoing medical treatment to regain and maintain movement, so you can resume work, if you can. Workers’ compensation should be available for you to get the needed treatment for your work-related spinal injury as well as supply income to support you and your family while you are recuperating.

After suffering a job-related spinal cord injury, you should contact the workers’ compensation lawyers in New Jersey with offices in Oakhurst, Howell, and Toms River. They can help you obtain the workers’ compensation you are entitled to for your pain and suffering.

Causes of Work-Related Spinal Injuries

Work-related spinal cord injuries can be caused by acute injuries or repetitive stress damage. An acute injury involves an injury that creates instant damage to the spinal cord. Spinal injuries can cause vertebrae in the spine to break, resulting in partial or full paralysis. Acute injuries can be the result of an injury such as while driving a company car or operating construction equipment, or simple overexertion

Repetitive stress injuries happen when a worker performs a repetitive task that puts the strain on the body, which may include lifting a heavy object, picking up items off the floor, or typing on a keyboard.

Any employee can sustain a spinal cord injury anytime, anywhere. However, there are several occupations that are prone to these types of work-related injuries, such as truck drivers, construction workers, warehouse employees, and farm workers.

Many work-related spinal cord injuries are a result of the negligence of a co-worker or boss’s failure to ensure safety on the job. A workers’ compensation lawyer serving all of New Jersey will examine evidence to prove who is responsible for your injury and help you file a workers’ compensation claim to get fair compensation for your injuries.

Compensation Awarded for a Work-Related Spinal Injury

The amount of workers’ compensation for a spinal cord injury will depend on the causes of the accident, the kind of medical treatment needed, and the severity of the worker’s injuries. Under New Jersey workers’ compensation guidelines, you may be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, physical therapy or rehabilitation services, and more.

In instances involving paralysis, paraplegia, or quadriplegia, one may be eligible not only for workers’ compensation benefits but also for social security disability benefits. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Schibell & Mennie will thoroughly review your case to ensure you get every type of benefit you are entitled to for your spinal cord injury.

Contact, Workers’ Comp Lawyers Serving Oakhurst, Howell, and Toms River

Filing a workers’ compensation claim for a spinal cord injury can be a lengthy and stressful process. Therefore, if you suffer a work-related spinal cord injury, contact the workers’ compensation lawyers at Schibell & Mennie. They will ensure that your claim is filed accurately so you can receive fair compensation. You and your family deserve it.

Spinal cord injuries are serious and Schibell & Mennie will spend as much time as needed to make sure you obtain justice and the highest amount of money for your pain and suffering. Call 732-774-1000 for more information or to set up a free case evaluation.

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If you need to consult a New Jersey attorney, you need to contact Schibell & Mennie, LLC. The initial consultation is always free.

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