Laying down and standing up are basic moves that we complete every day. Even those who do not have the ability to stand up, lay down in their beds every night and get up in some fashion. The structure which helps us do these moves is our back and more specifically our spine. Many people underestimate the power of the spine. They forget that it is considered the communication between the brain and everywhere else in your body. A major injury to your spine can lead to a lifetime of illness and injury. It can lead to loss of movement and loss of feeling independent. At the least, 18 months is the average time in which someone can recover from a spinal cord injury. This means that you are 18 months without a job, 18 months without pay, and 18 months without feeling like your normal self.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Depending on what happened, there are two major types of spinal cord injury categories: complete and incomplete. Each of these categories is defined by how much feeling or function your body has on or below the injury. In a complete spinal cord injury, there is no feeling or function below the injury that is felt on both sides of the body. So, if you are injured on your neck then you may be faced with quadriplegia, which means that you do not have control of your core body or your limbs. You may also require a breathing ventilator.
An incomplete injury is when you have suffered an injury and you can feel some or part of your body if functioning while the other is not. You may even be able to feel your limbs, but you may not be able to move them. Incomplete injury is still as traumatic, but there is the likelihood that you can recover some feeling and function with an incomplete injury. Whichever the doctor diagnoses, it is completely traumatic and will take more than a year to recover. Some spinal cord incidents occur from auto accidents, but most come from falls. Falling accounts for 15% of spinal cord injuries.
What To Do
If you or someone you love has suffered an accident resulting in a spinal cord injury then you cannot afford to have your workers’ compensation claim delayed or denied. The best way to avoid a situation like this is to hire a specialized attorney who works in workers’ compensation claims. Our attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation in Los Angeles are well versed in the laws and regulations around workers’ compensation. We have a healthy track record of working with clients through their major injuries and winning just compensation for their injuries. We can help you get the financial stability needed to pay for medical bills, travel expenses for medical treatment, loss of wages, and help for short or long term disability. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to start a conversation with our professional Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation.
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