Work Accidents Are A Leading Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries
Approximately 11,000 Americans suffer from a traumatic spinal cord injury. Many of these personal injury victims are injured while at work and face the difficulty of seeking medical and financial assistance to help them cope with the damages. If you find yourself in this situation, you need an attorney who will represent your case and seek the compensation you deserve.
At the Law Office of Javier Martinez, Jr., P.C. we understand the severity of work-related injuries and how complicated these claims are for innocent workers. Our role is to support your efforts to actively recover while working toward a maximum compensation. As a workers’ comp attorney for more than nineteen years and counting, Javier Martinez, Jr. has seen how this life-altering injury can take a toll on people’s lives in more than one way. As your team, we strategize a plan to ensure your health and financial security.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries And Common Symptoms
Victims of spinal cord injuries may face a lifetime of complications related to physical and emotional discomfort. The severity of symptoms and level of discomfort may depend on the accident and where the impact hit the hardest since the spinal cord runs from the base of the brain, down the back, and ends above the waist. Generally, consequences include paralysis, loss of sensation, and loss of movement.
The two primary types of spinal cord injuries include:
- Complete: If you experience this type, you will not experience a sensation or movement where the body is affected.
- Partial: Victims may be capable of moving one limb or only have feeling on one side but not the other. In this type of injury, there is some function below the point of injury.
Common symptoms include:
- Weakness in the muscles including stiff muscles, spasms, or issues with coordination
- Loss of sense or feeling pins and needles
- Shortness of breath or feeling unusually sweaty
- Problems urinating or leakage
Why You Need Trusted Legal Assistance
The outcome of your case may depend on your legal representation. Ultimately, the amount of compensation you receive is reflective of your attorney’s role in fighting your case. Given the severity of spinal cord injuries, we advocate for strong legal assistance to help secure your financial losses. While the short-term assistance you initially receive may seem sufficient, it’s important to know that spinal cord injuries often leave you with a lifetime of medical bills. As an experienced workers’ comp attorney, Javier Martinez, Jr. is prepared to assist you in receiving the maximum amount of compensation.
Contact Us Today
If you or a loved one is a victim of a work-related spinal cord injury, you should seek medical and legal assistance today. No sooner can you receive peace of mind that your claim will receive the attention it deserves. Our firm represents injured workers in El Paso, TX as well as various cities in New Mexico. Contact us today to learn more about our legal services.