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Trust Your Family's Best Interests  to an Qualified Paraplegia Lawyer

Paraplegia is a condition that describes a person's full loss of motor and sensory function below the waist. Paraplegia is most often caused by injury to the spinal cord, but may also develop because of hereditary or congenital causes. This and other spinal cord conditions are often caused by accidents in the workplace. In these cases, victims should contact a spinal cord injury lawyer.

Indianapolis attorneys Golitko & Daly are experts in the intricacies of workplace spinal cord injury cases. These injuries take a great mental, emotional, and physical toll on victims. Meanwhile, the medical bills can be astronomical. The injured usually can no longer work, and they receive no income to offset these costs. With the help of an attorney, victims and their families can receive the ample compensation needed to alleviate their financial burden. We offer free consultations for victims. Simply contact us online or call us at (765) 865-9300.

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Paraplegia can dramatically affect the course of your life.

The Lifelong Effects of Paraplegia

Paraplegia is caused by damage to the spinal cord below the first thoracic spinal nerve, which controls leg and lower-body movement. Protected by spinal vertebrae, the spinal cord is a series of nerve cells through which messages travel from the brain throughout the body.

Injured parties need excellent legal representation to ensure that the amount of compensation provided will actually cover their expenses.

When the spinal cord becomes damaged, the pathway for nerve messages becomes interrupted and parts of the body function less efficiently or cease to function entirely. Paraplegic patients will likely require the use of a wheelchair for the rest of their lives.  Paraplegia differs from paraparesis, in which some motor functionality is retained. 

Our Firm is Committed  to Serving Your Best Interests

John P. Daly Jr. and Matt Golitko, who specialize in workers' compensation, discuss why they chose to work together. Combining these areas of expertise has strengthened their ability to help clients. This allows their personal injury law firm to handle all aspects of clients' needs under one roof, providing the focus and attention each case deserves.

Common Causes of Paraplegia

Damage to the spinal cord can result from compression, puncture, elongation, or contusion. The spinal cord cannot regenerate the neural pathways once they are destroyed. Workplace injuries that cause these damages include:

  • Falls (especially common on construction sites)
  • Falling objects that strike an employee
  • Continued or strenuous lifting
  • Injury from a farming instrument or equipment
  • Car or trucking crash (rollover, jackknife, tire blowout, etc.)
  • Injury caused by a farm animal
  • Puncture or impalement from an object

Even with careful attention to safety practices, workplace accidents resulting in paraplegia are always a risk. It is important that victims take diligent note of the circumstances leading to their injuries, and contact an attorney immediately to ensure that every circumstance surrounding the injury is explored and documented.

The Importance of Establishing Liability

Paraplegia sufferers who are injured in a workplace accident may be eligible to receive Indiana workers' compensation. Workers' compensation can cover lost income and most medical expenses following a workplace accident. However, injured parties need excellent legal representation to ensure that the amount of compensation provided will actually cover these expenses.

In some paraplegia cases, a third party may be held responsible for damages. Third parties might include:

  • Another driver in an auto accident
  • The manufacturer of faulty machinery

Our attorneys will explore all possible at-fault parties.

A Paraparesis Attorney with Golitko & Daly  Can Protect Your Best Interests

A man sits in front of a wood-plan building while wearing a jean jacket and a concerned look on his face.Paraparesis is the partial loss of motor function in the legs. It can be caused by a variety of work-related incidents. A spinal cord attorney with our Indianapolis firm can help you if you or a loved one has suffered paraparesis as a result of a work injury. We have successfully represented many clients injured in on-the-job accidents, helping them to secure the compensation they need.

What Causes Paraparesis?

Paraparesis occurs when the spinal cord, protected within the vertebrae of the spine, is damaged by stress, swelling, puncture, or other trauma. The spinal cord carries signals from the brain to each part of the body by way of nerve cells. Once spinal cord tissue is damaged, it is often difficult or impossible to restore the pathways within it. 

Workplace Accidents that Can Cause Paraparesis

Paraparesis can result from a range of accidents in several different fields:

  • Farm accidents can involve becoming mangled in a piece of machinery, being kicked or rammed by a farm animal, or suffering a fall.
  • Car accidents can include head-on collisions, rollovers, and T-bone collisions.
  • Trucking accidents can include jackknife, rollover, tire blowouts and component malfunction.

Employers are obligated to provide their employees with safe working conditions and a safe work environment. If you have suffered a spinal injury or other trauma because of unsafe working conditions, you may be entitled to compensation to help you cope with the injuries that result. Our expert attorneys are passionate about helping the hard-working people of Indiana to secure the compensation they need to cope with the aftermath of an on-the-job spinal injury.

Consequences of Paraparesis

Those experiencing paraparesis may need to use a wheelchair, walker or other device that can make it possible to complete day-to-day tasks. The injured may experience spastic paraparesis, in which weakness or paralysis of the legs comes in sporadic waves. With the assistance of surgery, physical therapy and medicine, some employees may regain some or all leg functionality. Meanwhile, all the treatments and accommodations that the injured party requires are costly. Our experienced legal team can ensure that all details of your accident are thoroughly represented, helping you to collect ample damages to cover the medical costs that you incur. 

Contact Us Today

If you have suffered a work place injury causing paraparesis or any other debilitating condition, you may be feeling helpless or overwhelmed. At Golitko & Daly, we are here to handle this process on your behalf, and defend your best interests while you focus upon rebuilding the life you deserve to enjoy. We are committed to providing as much comfort and relief to our clients as possible by providing compassionate legal advise and expert representation. No one deserves to have their health compromised because of unsafe conditions in the workplace.  For more information on how we can help you and your family cope with an on-the-job spinal injury, contact our Indianapolis law firm today.

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