We Can Help You and Your Loved Ones Cope with Spine Injury Consequences

If you have suffered a traumatic injury in the workplace, you are probably wondering what to do next. The spinal injury attorneys with Galitko & Daly in Indianapolis can provide you with the answers you need.

Spinal cord injuries can be utterly devastating. As with any workplace injury, it is very important to secure expert legal representation to protect your best interests. At Golitko & Daly, we have represented clients in a range of professions. We believe all of our clients deserve to be amply compensated so they can begin rebuilding their lives

The American Spinal Injury Association’s Impairment Scale is the widely accepted means of classifying spinal cord injuries. Complete spinal cord injuries are those in which no motor function is preserved in the limbs. Incomplete spinal cord injuries range in severity. Some incomplete injuries can result in the retention of sensory function, but not motor function. Others may result in the retention of at least half of one's motor skills.

Contact us today if you have suffered a spinal injury on the job.

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Paraparesis is the partial paralysis of lower limbs. It is caused by spinal damage that compromises or terminates nerve signals between the brain and legs. It usually results in muscle weakness and limited movement for an extended period of time, if not permanently. Our attorneys can help you collect damages if a work injury has resulted in paraparesis.
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Paraplegia is the complete paralysis of the lower limbs. Paraplegics have to use a wheelchair following their injury. Those who suffer with paraplegia require significant ongoing medical attention, special accommodations, and in many cases, psychological therapy. We can help you collect damages to cover the cost of these needs.

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Quadriparesis is the partial paralysis or weakening of both arms and both legs. Quadriparesis sufferers vary in abilities, but some may require the use of a wheelchair, walker or other device in order to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

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Quadriplegia is the complete loss of control over all four limbs. Quadriplegic patients’ lives are forever affected after this serious injury, and will likely require live-in help and assistance for most daily functions. The physical and emotional impact is vast, and the cost of coping with this condition can be immense.

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Indirect Effects

Partial and complete paralysis resulting from spinal injury are not the only life-changing consequences. The loss or debilitation of the limbs is generally accompanied by feelings of sadness and helplessness that can linger long after the injury.

Other physical symptoms relating to partial or full paralysis may include:

  • Loss or difficulty with bowel control
  • Depression
  • Skin rash or sores from lack of movement
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Loss of sexual ability
  • Constant pain or soreness
  • Respiratory difficulties
  • Spasticity
  • Inability to return to work

Coping wth Spinal Cord Injury Consequences

Spinal cord injuries are extremely difficult for the injured, as well as their family. The cost of rebuilding a life in the wake of a spinal cord injury can be devastating. The attorneys at Golitko & Daly have successfully represented many clients injured in on-the-job accidents, and they can protect your future as well. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.