Legal Help for Work-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries are among the most severe injuries a worker can suffer. Even a minor injury may result in a lifetime of pain or disability. Serious injuries may be fatal. Injured workers and their families need considerable compensation to move forward after a brain or spinal injury.
To ensure that you receive enough workers’ compensation or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, speak with a lawyer at Sher, Herman, Bellone & Tipograph. We serve only injured New York workers and their families. With nine attorneys dedicated to workers’ compensation and SSDI, we have the extensive knowledge and experience you need in serious injury cases. You can learn more at your free consultation. We serve clients from our offices in Manhattan, Queens and White Plains.
Workers’ Compensation Covers Brain and Spinal Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate and severe. Concussions are a type of mild TBI. Brain injuries are problematic because they are sometimes difficult to diagnose, especially if the person does not lose consciousness. Workers should be evaluated for TBI after any blow to the head or impact to the body that causes the brain to hit the skull.
Spinal cord injuries can range from a pinched spinal nerve to paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. Any of these injuries can leave workers unable to perform their jobs or take care of themselves. They and their families will need benefits to cover their losses.
Brain and spinal cord injuries can occur in work accidents involving:
- Falls from scaffolding or ladders
- Slip-and-falls or trip-and-falls
- Falling objects
- Heavy equipment collapse
- Work vehicles
- Faulty safety procedures
- Lack of training
Regardless of the reason for your injury, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits to cover your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. We will assess your case and discuss your rights with you at your free consultation.