Spinal cord injuries are devastating. They can affect all aspects of a person’s life. If you or a loved one have sustained a workplace spinal cord injury, let JML Law help you today. You should not have to worry about how to pay your medical bills after a work injury. When you turn to us, you can count on a team that will investigate all aspects of your injury. Our spinal cord injury lawyers understand these cases and will secure the compensation you need.
What causes spinal cord injuries?
When you think of spinal cord injuries, you may not think of the workplace. However, these injuries do occur to many workers each year. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, around 300,000 people are living with disabilities due to spinal cord injuries in this country. There are approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injuries each year. We know that these injuries happen in a variety of ways:
- Vehicle accidents
- Sports and recreation incidents
- Medical and surgical mistakes
- And more
In the workplace, these incidents happen primarily in vehicle accidents, heavy machinery accidents, getting caught in between objects, and falls.
The true cost of a spinal cord injury
There are many factors that go into how much a spinal cord injury costs a victim and their family. One of the main factors is the severity of the injury itself. There are some spinal cord injuries that do not cause paralysis, but many do. Some people suffer the loss of mobility of all limbs and their core, while others only suffer from partial paralysis.
The first-year cost of medical care for a spinal cord injury ranges from $359,000 to over $1.1 million. Each successive year of medical care ranges from $43,000 to $191,000. That is each year for the rest of a victim’s life.
However, those are only the medical costs. Other costs of spinal cord injuries can be tremendous and include:
- Home and vehicle modifications to ease a person’s mobility
- Transportation to and from the hospital and other specialists
- Lost income or future earnings
- Emotional and psychological damages
We can help you get the compensation you need
If you or someone you care about has sustained a workplace spinal cord injury, we know this is a confusing time for you. You should be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, but that may not be enough to cover everything. At JML Law, we are going to investigate every aspect of your case so we can ensure you are getting the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage for past and future medical costs related to the injury
- Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- Coverage for physical therapy and long-term care
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against any negligent party
When you need a Garden Grove 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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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.