Work injuries can severely limit your ability to earn an income and can inhibit your daily activities. There is perhaps nothing scarier than a spinal cord injury. If you need a San Bernardino spinal cord injury attorney, the team at JML Law is ready to help. We will get to work immediately on investigating your incident so we can secure the compensation you deserve. You should never be put into financial jeopardy because of an injury that happened at work.
What is a spinal cord injury?
Most people only hear about spinal cord injuries. They never expect to be dealing with them firsthand. These injuries do not only affect victims. They affect entire families. A spinal cord injury is one that affects any part of the spinal cord, which runs from the base of our skull to our lower back. These injuries can lead to a range of symptoms, from excruciating pain to complete paralysis.
- Around 300,000 people in the US live with disabilities from spinal cord injuries
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, we know that these injuries occur in a variety of ways:
- Vehicle accidents (38.3%)
- falls (31.6%)
- violence (13.8%)
- sports and recreation incidents (8.2%)
- medical or surgical mistakes (4.6%)
- other (3.5%)
Spinal cord injuries in the workplace are most commonly caused by car crashes and falls, but also occur when a person gets pinned between two objects.
How much do these injuries cost?
The costs associated with spinal cord injuries vary based on the severity of the injury. First, we want to look at the initial costs of spinal cord injury. The cost of treating spinal cord injuries for the first year of medical care ranges from $359,000 for partial paralysis to over $1.1 million for complete paralysis. Each following year of care ranges from $43,000 to $191,000.
However, those figures do not adequately convey the true costs of these injuries. Spinal cord injury victims and their families are also going to deal with the following:
- cost of travel to and from spinal cord specialists
- expensive home and vehicle modifications to east mobility
- extreme emotional and psychological damages
When determining what a fair amount is for compensation, all of these factors need to be taken into account.
How much compensation is available?
You should never have to worry about having your work injury expenses covered. However, spinal cord injuries can lead to expenses far beyond most injuries that happen in the workplace. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. Let us investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve, including:
- All medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Coverage for physical therapy
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a San Bernardino spinal cord injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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