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Spinal cord injuries can be a traumatizing experience to undergo, and the aftermath of figuring out what to do next can be just as daunting. However, you don’t have to go through it alone. If you’ve suffered spinal cord damage on the job, you may be entitled to compensation. If negligence at your workplace has caused you to injure your back or spinal cord, contact the Atlanta team of spinal cord injury attorneys at Cruz & Associates as soon as possible. We’re here to support you and get the compensation you deserve.

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What Constitutes a Spinal Cord Injury?

A spinal cord injury is classified as damage to the nerves of the spinal cord, which can lead to a loss of mobility and sensation. The spinal cord itself does not have to be severed in order to be classified as a spinal cord injury; a lot of times the cord is intact but the damage to the nerves causes the loss of mobility.

Spinal cord injuries and back injuries are very different from one another, and a back injury does not necessarily mean the spinal cord is damaged.

Types of Spinal Injuries

There are two main types of spinal injuries: complete and incomplete.

A complete spinal cord injury causes permanent damage where there is no function below the injury. An incomplete spinal cord injury causes partial damage to the spinal cord, meaning there is still some level of function. Oftentimes with an incomplete spinal injury, the patient may be able to move one limb more than the other or feel sensations more on one side of the body than the other.

Common Causes of Spinal Injuries

Although spinal cord injuries can happen to anyone in the workplace, the most common causes we see with our clients include:

  • Slipping and falling
  • Car accidents while on the job
  • Falling from ladders or rooftops
  • Accidents involving heavy machinery

If you or a loved one have had a workplace incident, like these listed above, that led to a spinal cord injury, contact our Atlanta legal team as soon as possible so we can assess your case and begin next steps.

Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries

If you’ve experienced a spinal injury, our team of spinal cord injury attorneys can help you get the compensation benefits you deserve. We will use our years of workers’ compensation knowledge and experience to assess your individual circumstances and see what kind of compensation we can help you achieve. Some compensation benefits our team will fight for are:

  • Past and future medical expenses related to the spinal injury
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Wheelchairs or other mobility devices
  • Home modifications to make your living quarters more accessible

Contact Cruz & Associates in Atlanta

If you’ve suffered a back or neck injury on the job, you need an experienced spinal cord injury attorney who’s on your side, working to secure the best medical treatment and the maximum benefits you’re entitled to. Our Atlanta team serves clients just like you in the Fulton county, Cobb county, and Gwinnett county areas.

If you find yourself taking a lower paying job because your injury stopped you from returning to your previous job, Cruz & Associates can help you bring a case to recover any financial losses. Focus on getting better instead of worrying about finances, give us a call today at 404.444.1111 for a free consultation on your workers’ compensation claim.