Legal Advice Regarding Work Accidents And Disability Claims Involving Spinal Cord Injuries
The human neck and back are a complex set of bones, muscles, nerves and tendons that are easily damaged in an accident. Spinal cord injuries may be immediately apparent after an accident, or they may develop slowly over time.
Any type of spinal cord injury is extremely traumatic, as well, because the damage can lead to loss of motor function, including partial paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia.
This is so because the spinal cord transmits electrical impulses through the nerve endings that control muscle movement in the rest of your body.
If you have suffered any kind of spinal cord injury in a work accident, seek advice from an attorney regarding your legal options as soon as your medical care is under control. You may be able to recover workers’ compensation for your medical bills and lost wages, as well as for medical care you may need in the future if your spinal cord deteriorates further over time. You may also have a claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits.
At The Lawrence Law Firm we have more than 20 years of experience representing the victims of serious work accidents, including many clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries ranging from relatively mild to extremely severe.
Our law office is a “one-stop shop” protecting the legal rights of injured people. We will thoroughly evaluate your case, working with medical and financial experts to build a complete picture of the financial impact of your injuries both now and in the future to ensure that you get the full benefits you deserve.
Then, we aggressively pursue every possible source of benefits for your injuries and lost wages. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, we may do any and all of the following:
- Help you file and pursue a workers’ compensation claim with your employer if your spinal cord injury occurred while you were on the job
- Help you file and pursue a claim for SSD benefits if you are unable to work due to your injuries
If your injuries are so severe that you are unable to work, we will also help you access vocational retraining opportunities through the Florida Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Contact The Lawrence Law Firm For A Free Initial Consultation
If you or a family member is experiencing signs of spinal cord injury following an accident, seek immediate medical care. Then, we encourage you to contact The Lawrence Law Firm immediately to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer.
We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis – this means that we do not require any fees upfront, and we do not get paid unless you paid.
We have several locations throughout Florida, and we offer flexible scheduling options. For people with serious injuries, we offer home and hospital visits as well.
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