Atlanta Workplace Paralysis Lawyer
Paralysis After a Workplace Accident in Georgia
Paralysis resulting from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury from a workplace accident is one of the most catastrophic incidents a person can experience. Paralysis from spinal cord injuries occurs when nerve fibers in the spinal column are torn or severed, while paralysis from brain injuries occurs when a portion of the brain is rendered inoperable due to a skull compression or contusion. When damaged, full recovery of the brain or spinal tissue is unlikely, which can lead to permanent loss of body function.
If you have been paralyzed because of a workplace accident in Atlanta, do not hesitate to let my firm, The Law Office of Arthur E. Snead, LLC, fight for your entitled workers’ compensation benefits. Although legal action cannot reserve the permanent injuries you sustained, you may be able to obtain compensation that will help you and your loved ones move forward from the accident.
Call (404) 800-1181 or complete our online contact form today to request a free case evaluation.
Types of Paralysis
Paralysis is defined as a partial or complete loss of muscle function that is either temporary or permanent. Such an injury can impact various parts of our body, including our limbs, hands, fingers, feet, and toes.
Common types of paralysis include:
- Monoplegia – One limb is paralyzed
- Diplegia – When two limbs are paralyzed (e.g., both arms, both legs, both sides of the face, etc.)
- Hemiplegia – When the limbs on one side of the body are paralyzed
- Paraplegia – When both legs and potentially the pelvic area and lower body are paralyzed
- Quadriplegia – When both arms and legs are paralyzed
Causes of Workplace Paralysis
Many types of workplace accidents from a wide range of industries and professions can cause paralysis.
The following are some common workplace accidents that result in paralysis:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Machinery accidents
- Being struck by objects
- Being caught between objects
- Slips and falls
- Burns from fires and explosions
- Workplace violence
Treatment for Paralysis
Unfortunately, there is no cure for paralysis. Therefore, the goal of medical treatment and rehabilitation is to help the person manage many complications associated with the injury, improve his/her quality of life, and maintain as much independence as possible.
Paralysis victims may require surgery, mobility aids such as wheelchairs and orthoses, assistive aids, as well as long-term or lifetime pain management. Since the cost of health care and living expenses total to hundreds of thousands of even millions of dollars, workers’ compensation could help paralyzed individuals pay for the necessary treatments and devices.
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Since a workers’ compensation claim for paralysis is significantly worth more than a less serious injury, the insurance company that provides compensation for your employer may do whatever it takes to either reduce or deny your claim entirely.
I, Attorney Arthur Snead, am committed to protecting your rights and best interests throughout the entire legal process. My team and I will not stop fighting until we help you obtain the benefits and compensation you deserve.
Contact my firm today at (404) 800-1181 to speak with an experienced workplace paralysis attorney in Atlanta, GA.