An injury to the spinal cord can change everything, and if your injury happened in the workplace, you should get compensation. Depending on the severity of the injury, damage to the spinal cord can cause lifelong disabilities and tremendous costs for victims and their families. At JML Law, our Downey spinal cord injury attorneys are ready to be by your side. Let us investigate everything that happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
Our spinal cords run from our neck and down our back. Injuring them can lead to long-term health complications and disability. These injuries can affect all aspects of a person’s life. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are around 300,000 people living with disabilities due to spinal cord injuries in the United States.
There are various ways that these injuries occur. The top causes include:
Vehicle accidents and falls are the contributing factors to workplace spinal cord injuries, but they are also caused by being caught between objects and falling objects.
Spinal cord injuries vary widely in severity. A person could suffer from only temporary disabilities, or they could suffer from long-term consequences.
The first year of medical costs alone range from $359,000 to over $1.1 million, depending on the severity of the injury. Each follow-up year will see medical costs ranging from $43,000 to $191,000.
Medical costs are not the only expense victims and their families pay due to these injuries. They must also cover costs for:
Spinal cord injury victims and their families should never be on the line for these costs when an injury happens at work. Workers’ compensation insurance should be there to help. Unfortunately, we know that is not always the case.
If you or someone you care about are suffering from a workplace spinal cord injury, you should not have to worry about compensation. However, you may need to seek legal assistance to ensure you are getting the benefits you deserve. At JML Law, we understand how devastating these injuries can be and will stop at nothing to ensure you receive the following:
When you need a Downey spinal cord injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident,