Spinal Cord Injury
Workers’ Compensation For A Spinal Cord Injury
Of all on-the-job injuries, spinal cord injuries are among the most serious. Pain, missed time from work, and the possibility of being disabled all combine to change an injured worker’s life.
If you can no longer work or if you’re suddenly confined to a wheelchair, it is likely you are unable to care for yourself and your family. Thankfully, workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability claims may be available to help alleviate the financial burden of your current unexpected circumstances.
Make the legal process less stressful by choosing a law firm that can handle both your workers’ compensation claim and your disability claim. This allows you to focus more of your time and energy on your recovery. That’s what we do here at Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo, where the health of our clients is priority number one.
Seeking Workers’ Compensation For All Spinal Cord Injuries
With more than 80 years of workers’ compensation experience, the Pennsylvania lawyers of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo understand all the legal and medical aspects of spinal injuries. Since our founding in 1936, we have successfully recovered millions of dollars in benefits for injuries workers across the state.
As a result, we are familiar with the challenges and issues for clients who have suffered:
- Quadriplegia (high cervical injuries)
- Paraplegia or partial paralysis
- Fractured vertebrae
- Herniated disk or bulging disk
- Lumbar strains
- Cervical sprain (severe whiplash)
Spinal cord injuries often mean a lifetime of costly medical care and a high likelihood of never being able to return to work. Our attorneys pursue both workers’ comp claims and Social Security Disability claims in cases such as these.
Finding adequate financial resources is one of the most basic needs that you may be facing. An experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you determine whether and how you can recover compensation through a lawsuit or injury claim. Simply put: 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 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 paraplegic or suffer weakness or other symptoms in the whole body below the neck.
Treatment And Care After A Spinal Cord Injury
The extent of recovery possible after spinal cord damage depends on the extent of the injury. Unfortunately, there is no medical treatment for a severed spinal cord, and 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 are due for medical care, lost wages, and other expenses after a work-related spinal cord injury.
Hurt Your Spine In A Workplace Accident? We’re Here For You
Choosing Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo to represent you means you’ve got experience in your corner. We’ve handled these claims for more than 80 years. No other firm in the state can say that.
We’ll work tirelessly for you, always thinking about your health, your family, and what we can do to help you in the wake of your spinal cord injury. Our commitment to every client is something that has earned us a variety of industry awards. More importantly, it has led to thousands of satisfied clients. You can hear from over 150 of them by reading their reviews on Google.
Get Your Free Initial Consultation After A Spinal Cord Injury
You and your family are going through enough trauma in dealing with the spinal cord injury you’ve sustained. Let the lawyers of Krasno Krasno & Onwudinjo take a little bit of the worry away by having us pursue the compensation you deserve.
Arrange a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys today. We have 12 offices in Pennsylvania, but if you cannot visit us because of your condition, we can visit you in your home or at the hospital.