Back and Spinal Cord Injuries and Workers’ Compensation Claims
Back and spinal cord injuries are among the most debilitating and crippling injuries that workers can sustain, as these injuries can permanently impair people’s abilities to walk, use their extremities or even live independently. While the worst cases of back and spinal cord injuries can result in irreversible paralysis, even less severe back injuries can have hideous repercussions, as a person may live with back pain, an inability to sit for extended periods of time and/or an inability to lift things for the rest of his life.
When workers sustain back and/or spinal cord injuries while working, it’s critical that they:
- Consult with a medical professional as soon as possible to get a proper diagnosis and the essential treatments they need.
- Meet with a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as their health has been stabilized so they can learn more about their rights and entitlements.
When Back and Spinal Cord Injuries Occur At Work
Some of the circumstances that are likely to contribute to workers sustaining on-the-job back and spinal cord injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Falls, including falls from high places and falls resulting from slippery or uneven surfaces
- Car and/or truck accidents
- Assaults (Unfortunately, workplace violence is a real problem, and about 2 million American workers report being victimized by workplace violence every year.)
- Objects falling on workers
- Repetition of specific motions (including repeatedly lifting objects over a long period of time).
Types of Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Some of the most common types of back and spinal cord injuries that can be sustained while working include (but are not limited to):
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Ruptured or dislocated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Strains or tears of back muscles
- Back bone fractures
- Rupture or complete severing of the spinal cord.
Symptoms of Back and Spinal Cord Injuries
Although the precise back and spinal cord injury symptoms a person will have will depend on the area of his back or spine that is injured, as well as the severity of the injury sustained, some of the most common symptoms of these types of injuries include (but are not limited to):
- Back pain
- Numbness, tingling sensations and/or pain radiating to one (or more) of the extremities
Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm
Have you sustained a back or spinal cord injury while working? If so, the skilled Denver workers’ compensation attorneys at the Bisset Law Firm want you to know that we are here to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve. Our experienced legal professionals are dedicated to:
- Providing each of our clients with the highest quality legal representation
- Providing our clients with upfront, honest answers about their cases – including the strengths and challenges associated with their cases, their choices for moving forward and their best options regarding a settlement or litigating their case in trial proceedings
- Keeping each of our clients informed of every development in their cases
- Meeting all of our clients’ case deadlines
- Working diligently to keep our clients’ cases moving forward towards resolution
- Helping our clients obtain the best possible outcomes from their cases.
While we offer knowledgeable, superior counsel to anyone seriously injured on the job, some of our additional key strengths include our fierce negotiating skills, our extensive trial experience and our readiness to take decisive action when the denial or delay of a workers’ compensation claim is finally overruled.
Contact the Denver workers’ compensation lawyers at the Bisset Law Firm by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.