After you were hurt at work, you were most likely told that your insurance would pay for your injuries. Workplaces that offer worker’s compensation and paid medical leave will often cover your medical costs if you have sustained a minor injury.
However, victims who were struck in the neck or spine soon discover that their employer’s insurance cannot begin to cover the damage.
At VB Attorneys, we have seen many victims suffer long-term effects after a work-related injury, such as chronic pain, lost mobility, or even paralysis. To find out what you can expect from your on-the-job spine injury in Texas, we will have to discover whether you have sustained damage to your:
- Spinal cord. A Texas spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating events a person can experience. The spinal cord is both irreplaceable and fragile; if it is severed or crushed, the victim can lose the loss of his legs, arms, all limbs, or even be unable to speak or breathe without assistance. These injuries are usually permanent, since the nerves in the spinal cord cannot be repaired when damaged.
- Backbone. Spinal fractures, while still incredibly painful, do not often result in permanent paralysis. Victims may have to undergo surgery to fuse the bones of the spine back together, which can restrict their employment options and cause a significant loss of future income.
- Spinal discs. A “slipped” or herniated disc injury is painful and often requires surgical intervention, but the recovery rate is high and does not involve any loss of feeling in the limbs. Victims will be unable to move for weeks as they heal, and will often have lifting and bending restrictions that affect their earning capacity for the rest of their lives.
Our experienced Texas injury attorneys know that many people are hesitant to take action against an employer. However, it is important to remember that you have rights. If you were injured on the job, you are owed reasonable compensation for your suffering.
To find out how our attorneys can help your case, call VB Attorneys today at (877) 724-7800 or fill out the online contact form above to start your FREE, one-on-one consultation.
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