A workplace spinal cord injury can be devastating. These injuries often have lifelong consequences for the victim and their family. If you or a loved one have sustained a spinal cord injury in the workplace, deserve to be properly compensated. However, there are times when workers’ comp insurance is not enough. At JML Law, we are ready to step in and help. Our Corona spinal cord injury lawyers understand what you are going through and will work to secure the compensation you need for all of your injury-related expenses.
The facts behind spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating injuries that can occur in the workplace. These injuries occur in a variety of ways, and the most common workplace causes include:
- Workplace vehicle crashes
- Heavy machinery incidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Getting caught in between objects
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are approximately 300,000 people in the US living with spinal cord injury disabilities. Every year, there are around 18,000 new spinal cord injuries, many of them happening in the workplace.
How much does a spinal cord injury cost?
It is nearly impossible to try to pinpoint the real cost of a spinal cord injury. There are many factors that go into the costs of these injuries, including the severity. There are varying levels of spinal cord injuries. Severe cases lead to total paralysis of a person’s limbs. In other cases, victims suffer from paralysis of their lower limbs only or partial paralysis.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistics Center tells us that the first-year medical costs for a spinal cord injury range from $359,000 to over $1.1 million. Each following year of medical care ranges from $43,000 to $191,000.
However, these are only medical costs. They do not factors in other major expenses a spinal cord injury victim and their family will experience, including:
- Lost income and loss of future earnings
- The cost of home or vehicle accommodations to ease mobility
- Emotional and psychological damages
A person who suffers from a spinal cord injury will experience major life changes. They will likely not be able to do the things they love to anymore. Their ability to interact with their families will be altered.
Let us get to work so you can get compensation
If you or someone you love has suffered a workplace spinal cord injury, you may need to seek legal assistance. These injuries can lead to extraordinary expenses that workers compensation insurance might not cover. At JML Law, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work so we can secure the following:
- Coverage of medical expenses related to the injury
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Compensation for lost future earning capacity
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
If you need a Corona spinal cord injury attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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