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.