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    Compensation for a serious work accident


    Are you seeking compensation for a serious work accident?

    Some of the most devastating accidents at work have to do with someone’s spine being injured.  These often will lead to the worker seeking compensation for a serious work accident for an injury to the spine. There are different types of spine injuries and each spine injury affects the person in a different way. Some of the injuries are relatively minor while others can have a huge and negative impact on the person’s life. Below are explanations of three spine injuries that workers often endure.

    Sensation loss and nerve damage from a spine injury

    Two of the most common work-related injuries related to the spine are sensation lost and nerve damage. Fortunately, these are the injuries that are least serious. Sensation loss and nerve damage usually are caused by doing the same actions over and over again. A lot of jobs require workers to do repetitive actions through the day, meaning a lot of jobs may lead to repetitive strain injuries. The truth is, over half of the injuries that people have on the job are from repetitive strain injuries.

    Injuries to the spinal cord can cause partial paralysis

    An injury to your spinal cord that’s incomplete is a lot more serious than the nerve damage or sensation loss that results from repetitive stress injuries. In incomplete or partial injury to spinal cord includes Anterior cord syndrome. This is where the frontal part of a person spinal cord has been damaged, and this decreases the person’s capability to feel temperature and pain. When the injury is to the rear of the spinal cord, it’s known as posterior cord syndrome.

    Spinal cord injuries can result in compensation for a serious work accident

    When someone has a complete spinal cord injury, It means that they will be paralysed in some way. For example, if they have paraplegia it means that their legs are paralysed. If they have quadriplegia, they are paralysed in both their arms and legs. Paralysis is a very devastating injury to anyone, because it often lasts forever. The person who is paralysed has had a life altering experience and they are often confined to a wheelchair for the rest of their lives. Many times they are not able to work and they are limited as to what they are able to do. So paralysis will devastate both them and their families.

    If you’ve suffered an injury to your spine at work and you want to seek compensation for work accident due to spine injury, you’ll need a good solicitor.  We can help you with finding one. Give us a call and we’ll help you with finding one that will give you the best chance of winning your claim.

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    Date Published: 8th September 2013

    Author: Louise Thacker

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