Construction jobs are notorious for being some of the most dangerous work sites in the country. The issue is not only with the laborer, but the manager or owner who fails to create safe working environments. Faulty equipment, lack of training, or poor regulations can lead to accidents or fatal injuries. When it comes to spinal cord injuries, they can be more devastating to a worker and his family than any other type of injury.

The employer is meant to take the proper precautions so that a worker can have confidence in the working environment. Improperly function equipment or other distractions leading to spinal injury could lead to compensation for the worker. If you have been severely injured or are suffering from spinal cord damage, our team of New York City construction accident lawyers may be able to help. Call us today to discuss your case.

Dealing with Spinal Cord Injuries

Injuries on the worksite can lead to severe results, especially when dealing with the spinal cord. Depending on the severity of the injury, you could suffer minor or major damage. No matter what the level of pain or injury, our New York City personal injury lawyers are willing to help. The spinal cord is majorly important to the function of the human body.

It controls the sensory signals and motors in almost all of the skeletal muscles and voluntary muscles in your body. From the neck down, your spinal cord is needed to control any movement or feeling. Suffering from a spinal cord injury not only affects your health, but also your ability to earn wages. The way you interact with and support your family could also change after suffering a spinal cord injury. This difficult time shouldn't be weighted with questions on how to pay medical bills and other expenses. We work to help construction workers recover wages and other expenses every day.

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When the Spinal Cord or Spine is Severed

Different levels of pain and injury can occur when the spinal cord is damaged. If you are suffering from any of these injuries due to a worksite accident, you may be able to receive compensation. A severed spinal cord can lead to paralysis and other losses of mobility. If you suffer from a complete spinal cord injury it results in lost functionality below that level of injury. That would destroy any movement or physical sensation that was previously there. The spine, which is the column of vertebrae that holds the spinal cord, functions essentially as the backbone of your body. While a broken back can cause serious pain, a broken spine can lead to excruciating pain as well as cause a severed spinal cord (leading to paralysis).

Paralysis Caused by Spinal Cord Injury

Depending on where the injury occurs on the spine, paralysis may occur. Paralysis is when all muscle control is lost in one or more of your muscle groups or limbs. This type of injury can occur on a construction site through a dangerous slip, broken ladder, or heavy machinery operation. Paraplegia is when the lower half of your body is paralyzed and unable to move.

Whether from a severe brain injury or spinal cord damage on the job, dealing with a paraplegic injury can be difficult for you and your family. You could lose your ability to walk or incur more health problems while simple actions complicate your day. Suffering from quadriplegia means that there is a total loss of feeling and use in both arms and legs. Damage to the cervical spinal cord from a severe fall may cause this. It is difficult and often unlikely to gain any movement back after such injuries are incurred. Learning how to live life in a different body can be a very difficult and emotional time.

Your loss of physical ability doesn't mean you are helpless. No matter what type of paralysis or pain you are experiencing, it can be difficult to recover and embrace life again. Get the help and compensation you need to continue living from one of our NYC construction accident attorneys. Call today!