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Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted in Blog on March 11, 2019

Brain and spinal cord injuries can be brought on from a number of different instances, including automobile accidents, workplace injury, negligence, and more. These traumatic injuries can come with a myriad of side effects and can require lifelong emotional and physical therapy to help cope with the situation. The physical and emotional pain and suffering caused from receiving a brain or spinal cord injury has the potential to last for the rest of a person’s life and can drastically alter their quality of life. Several individuals who acquire brain and spinal cord injuries require in home care and complete lifestyle changes that they would not have to endure before being injured. Day to day activities that were once carried out with ease can now become physically painful due to brain and spinal cord trauma and also have the potential to be emotionally painful reminders that an injury occurred and is now impeding the quality of life.

Injuries to the brain and spinal cord can leave people paralyzed, unable to speak or stand, and they can be left with irreparable nerve damage that can drastically change their life. While there are groups who can provide specialized care for injured parties, the potential loss of income, independance, and privacy, along with the cost of rehabilitation, surgeries, and therapy can be extremely overwhelming and disheartening. If you have been caused a brain or spinal cord injury by an outside party, you could be entitled to compensation. Brain and spinal cord injuries can occur in several ways, but the following are the most common:

Automobile accidents

From cars to motorcycles, accidents resulting in brain and spinal cord injuries are common in automobile accidents. Cars themselves can have faulty parts that could cause injuries upon impact with another vehicle. After an accident occurs, it is always prudent to be taken to the hospital to make sure you have not received significant brain or spinal cord injuries. Even if you feel fine, these types of injuries can cause irreparable damage if left untreated.

Workplace injury

It is the responsibility of every employer that they provide and maintain a safe work environment for all their employees. This includes safe equipment, health standards, building or workplace maintenance, and more. If you are still able to work after an injury occurring in the workplace and choose not to seek legal action, remaining in the environment where you were injured can be emotionally distressing, making it difficult to focus on daily workplace needs.

Negligence
Negligence can come from several places and can occur in many different ways. If you receive an injury from a third party where the public expects a standard of care and safety, you can look into receiving compensation. Negligence can be both physically and emotionally damaging, as we expect a level of care from public institutions that guarantee safety as a primary concern.

If you or a loved one have received a brain or spinal cord injury, you could be eligible to receive compensation in the form of reparations for a loss of income due to the injury, legal fees, rehabilitation, hospital fees, and more. Do not endure suffering without seeking justice from a legal team who will prioritize you and who is knowledgeable about brain and spinal cord injuries.

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