Spinal Cord Injury Caused by a Workplace Accident
A workplace spinal cord injury can be debilitating, but that doesn't mean you should ever give up your hope for a better future.
In the U.S., a combination of laws, regulations, and industry best practices are in place to keep workers as safe as possible. And if an employer, property owner, or equipment manufacturer in any way violated their basic promise of providing you with a safe working environment, you have the right to pursue a financial settlement. You can receive the resources you need for doctor's visits, to purchase medical equipment, and to continue providing for your family.
Types of Workplace Accidents
It is not uncommon for employers to blame their workers when workers suffer serious, costly injuries. However, even when an accident seems like it was a worker's fault, the employer or equipment used may have contributed to the accident.
In many cases, diligent individuals face serious trauma simply for following their employer's orders. There are many types of accidents at workplaces, including:
- Falls within the same level or onto lower levels
- Being struck by heavy machinery or objects
- Getting caught within equipment
- Transportation Accidents
Common work accidents include construction spinal cord injuries, oil and gas extraction and refining injuries and maritime work injuries. And of course, any spinal cord injury experienced in the workplace will result in major consequences. In some cases, the injury may put an individual out of work for months, and will require rehabilitation treatment. In other cases, a serious spinal cord injury can prevent an individual from working again.
You May Not Be At Fault
Spinal cord injury accidents happen across industries and as a result of many different kinds of trauma. Still, employers and heavy equipment manufacturers must provide due diligence to keep their employees safe.
Some of the causes of workplace accidents include:
- Failing to provide the proper training to employees.
- Not providing adequate supervision of employees and activities.
- The improper use of machinery.
- Using defective machinery.
- Not following common-sense safety regulations.
- Lack of warnings through signs, barricades.
- Not providing adequate equipment for safe workplace.
- Performing work in poor weather conditions or inadequate lighting.
- Being negligent in the operation and maintenance of work sites.
- Not providing required safety equipment.
Depending on the spinal cord injury, individuals may face permanent disabilities or may be able to return to the workforce through extensive treatments. Still, U.S. law provides recourse for those injured in the workplace, so they do not have the bear the burden literally for doing their job.
Seek Legal Aid
If your injury was the result of employer negligence or equipment malfunction, you may have a case. The lawyers at the Ammons Law Firm can help you determine your legal options. With decades of courtroom experience facing down big businesses and insurance companies, they can help you receive the settlement that you deserve.
A spinal cord injury can cost you thousands of dollars in medical treatment, loss of wages, and impact your way of life. A settlement can help you cope with such a drastic life change and continue providing for your family.
Call (866) 523-1606 to learn more. You will receive a free no-obligation consultation. Our goal is to provide you with information about your options to help you make an informed decision. Time is often a factor in building a strong case. Get started today.