A spinal cord injury is one of the most dreaded of all injuries, and with good reason. Paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia are conditions that will permanently change a person's life. In addition to having a severe impact on someone's ability to conduct day-to-day activities, these conditions will typically require costly lifelong medical care.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you have no doubt already begun the difficult process of learning to cope and adapt to a new lifestyle of being dependent on others. Many people courageously live rewarding lives while coping with paraplegia and quadriplegia. You, too, can overcome many challenges in the wake of a spinal cord injury. Finding adequate financial resources is one of the most basic needs that you face at present. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you determine whether and how you can recover compensation through a lawsuit or injury claim. Our law firm is here to help.
About The Spinal Cord
Paraplegia, paralysis and quadriplegia all result from injuries to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the body's nerve center that both takes in and relays information. Active, healthy nerves that emanate from the spinal cord (peripheral nerves) allow for a sense of touch. They also send signals that control movement and automatic functions of the body, like breathing. When the spinal cord is damaged, or in extreme cases, severed in an accident, all nerve function below the site of the damage is affected. Damage to the lower spinal cord may cause weakness, numbness or lack of coordination in the legs. In more severe cases, it can cause paralysis. People who suffer injuries to the spinal cord at the level of the neck may become paraplegics, or suffer weakness or other symptoms in the whole body below the neck.
Treatment Is Limited, But Supportive Care May Be Extensive
Unfortunately, there is no medical treatment for a severed spinal cord. The extent of recovery possible after spinal cord damage depends on the extent of the injury. But the costs related to supportive care after such an injury are considerable and lifelong. At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we are committed to doing everything we can to secure all the compensation you need for medical care, lost wages and other expenses after a work-related spinal cord injury.
You May Be Eligible For Social Security Benefits
In cases involving paraplegia, quadriplegia and paralysis, you may be eligible for more than workers' compensation. You may also be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. At our law firm, we can handle both of these issues. We can carefully examine your case, looking for opportunities to get you the maximum amount of financial benefits.
We take pride in our reputation for providing strong representation to people who have suffered paralysis, paraplegia and other serious injuries. When you choose us to represent you, we will show you how we built that reputation. We did it by being there for our clients when they needed us. We did it by being aggressive in the pursuit of the needs of injured workers.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Spinal Cord Injury Victims
A successful personal injury claim and/or workers' compensation claim can make all the difference in your quality of life as you recover and adapt to life with paraplegia or quadriplegia. At the law offices of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, you can expect personalized, attentive and aggressive representation. If we are on your side after a spinal cord injury, you will have the reassurance that we are advocating zealously on your behalf.
The Philadelphia workers' compensation law firm of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo was formed in 1936 by the Honorable Isadore Krasno. Since then, his son (Lester) and grandson (Jason) have joined the organization. With each generation, we grow more dedicated to meeting the needs of injured workers such as those who have suffered paralysis, paraplegia and quadriplegia in the workplace. We want to show you the difference our dedication can make in your case.
Get Legal Advice After Suffering An Injury Resulting In Paralysis
When you come to Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo following an on-the-job or off-the-job catastrophic injury, you can count on us for sound counsel, attentive service and genuine concern for your well-being. Our Pennsylvania workers' compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping you obtain the full compensation to which you are entitled. To find out more about what we can do to help, email us at our law offices or call us at 570-622-8297, or toll free at 866-816-4665 to schedule a free consultation.