Spinal Cord Injuries
Workers’ Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries
If a loved one is paralyzed or suffered loss of function from a work-related accident, workers’ compensation is the safety net for medical care and lost earnings.
But you cannot count on employers and insurance companies to do the right thing. Martin Law protects the wage loss and medical benefits rights of spinal cord injury victims. Our lawyers have 30 years of experience in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law.
Call us at 215.587.8400 for a free consultation. We represent injured workers throughout the Philadelphia area and southeast Pennsylvania.
Covering Your Needs After a Spinal Cord Injury
The degree of disability varies, but spinal cord damage is irreversible. We hold employers to their obligation to provide for the ongoing medical needs and financial hardships created by a spinal cord injury including:
- Paracentesis (partial paralysis)
- Nerve damage / loss of sensation
Workers’ comp covers medical care and related expenses, such as round-the-clock nursing or assisted living care, wheelchairs or special vans, home modifications, physical therapy, occupational therapy and psychiatric care.
If you cannot return to work in any capacity, you are entitled to total disability benefits, which do not expire. If you will be able to return to your job or find other work, we may bring your claim as a partial disability. We may file for a specific loss, which pays a fixed amount for the lost function of certain body parts (similar to an amputation). We will also explore the pros and cons of lump sum settlement versus regular benefits.
We have represented construction workers, industrial employees and other employees disabled by falls, falling materials, machinery accidents or on-duty vehicle accidents. We can refer you to an attorney to recover damages in third-party lawsuits for defective machinery or unsafe conditions.
Martin Law is committed to making your life as normal and productive as possible after a spinal cord injury. Arrange a free consultation at any of our office locations in the Philly Metro and surrounding counties.