Our workers' compensation lawyers have helped thousands of Indianapolis employees who have suffered spinal injuries at work. We fight to restore our clients' financial stability through worker's compensation and other due damages.
Golitko & Daly have a proven history of securing compensation for our spinal cord injury clients. Because each case is unique, we use a personalized approach for each client. We will determine the best plan of action to help you collect the compensation you need.
Restoring Financial Stability
Financial compensation following an on-the-job spinal injury can come from several entities. Indiana businesses are required to carry workers' compensation insurance, which pays damages to employees following an injury. Employees may also be entitled to disability compensation following an accident that inflicts long-term physical disability.
When the financial burden of a serious injury is lifted, patients can better focus on healing and adapting.
However, enlisting the representation of a proven attorney is the only way to be certain that all viable compensation is awarded, and that the total amount of compensation will cover all the costs of coping with an on-the-job spinal injury.
The Lasting Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury
Damages are intended to either restore patients to their physical state before the injury or to help them cope with the permanent repercussions. Because of the serious nature of spinal injuries, many patients will not be able to regain full health and function.
Paralysis of the legs and arms is common in spinal injury cases, so patients will require:
- The use of a wheelchair
- Assistance from a healthcare professional
- Other accommodations
In these cases, we work diligently to prepare our clients for the needs they and their families will have for the rest of their lives. When the financial burden of a serious injury is lifted, patients can better focus on healing and adapting.
Focused, Attentive Care from Skilled Legal Professionals
"We can handle all our clients' cases all under one roof and give them the focus and attention that their case deserves."
Other Sources of Compensation
A third party may be liable in a workplace accident if a piece of machinery or equipment malfunctions. They may also be liable if the risks of using this equipment were not adequately stated. In these product liability cases, victims must prove that a tool or piece of equipment contributed to their spinal injury.
Other liable third parties may include a person or persons who contributed to the accident. Responsible third parties might include:
- Fellow employees who participated in misconduct that contributed to an accident
- An irresponsible driver who causes an accident while the victim is traveling as part of their work duties
These parties may be required to pay damages to the victim for medical bills, lost wages, and long-term care. These damages are paid in addition to any workers' compensation or disability a victim is otherwise receiving. We conduct thorough investigations on your behalf to make sure all parties responsible for your injury are held accountable.
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