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Have you suffered a spinal cord injury at work? Talk to a Greenville spinal cord injury lawyer. Bobby Jones Law helps people bring workers’ compensation claims for spinal cord injuries.

Representing Spinal Cord Injury Victims in Greenville, SC and Surrounding Areas

A spinal cord injury is traumatic. Your life has changed. It’s important to get your workers’ compensation benefits quickly. Plus, you need the full compensation that you deserve.

At Bobby Jones Law, we are professionals who assist injured employees with workers’ compensation claims. We understand the difficulties that spinal cord injury victims face. We can assist with bringing your claim efficiently and making sure that it is complete.

Call or message us today for your consultation. We can start your case today.

Workers’ Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury may qualify for workers’ compensation. If the injury occurs on the job or as a result of employment, the victim may seek a range of damages, including medical care, lost income, and disability pay.

S.C. Code § 42-9-10(C) and spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries often cause paralysis. For victims suffering from permanent disability with paraplegia, quadriplegia, or brain damage, the 500-week cap on benefits does not apply. South Carolina law typically caps workers’ compensation benefits at 500 weeks. But there is an exception in S.C. Code § 42-9-10(C) for victims who incur permanent paralysis or brain trauma.

As a spinal cord injury victim, you may deserve paid medical care, lost income replacement, and disability pay. We assist people in determining what they qualify to receive, building their case, and taking care of the procedural steps involved in claiming compensation.

Legal help from a Greenville spinal cord injury lawyer

All spinal cord injuries are serious. South Carolina law gives you the right to significant benefits like medical care at no cost to you as well as financial compensation. You may also receive things to help with special needs, like home modifications or therapy.

Unfortunately, the insurance company may do everything that they can to deny benefits to someone with a spinal cord injury.

You may hear the insurance company say:

  • Your injury isn’t work related
  • The disability isn’t that bad
  • You don’t need that treatment or therapy
  • You didn’t file on time
  • You missed a step

You need the help of a Greenville spinal cord injury lawyer. It’s important to have experienced legal counsel when you have a severe injury. The benefits you are entitled to may be substantial – but you can’t count on the insurance company to do the right thing.

At Bobby Jones Law, we assist clients with everything that needs to happen in their case. Contact us to learn more and begin your case today.

Spinal Cord Injury on the Job

Some ways that spinal cord injuries can happen at work are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Falls from elevated heights
  • Equipment malfunction
  • Being stuck between equipment
  • Falling objects
  • Chemical explosions
  • Electrocution
  • Gunshot wounds, violence

What are the signs of a spinal cord injury?

It may not be obvious to a victim that they are suffering from spinal cord damage. Here are some signs of spinal cord injury:

  • Loss of feeling
  • Inability to walk and move limbs
  • Shortness of breath, trouble clearing the lungs by coughing
  • Pain, numbness, inability to feel cold and heat, a stinging sensation
  • Muscle weakness, coordination problems and muscle spasms
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Severe pain in the neck or back
  • Disfigurement in the neck or back

In the minutes and hours following an injury, symptoms may be masked by the person’s adrenaline and excited state. They may have serious injuries and not even realize it. It’s best to seek emergency medical attention if there is any possibility of harm.

Understanding Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves that sends signals between the brain and the rest of the body. It is part of the central nervous system. The vertebrae surround the spinal cord and protect it.

What is a spinal cord injury?

Spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord or nearby nerve endings. It is usually the result of blunt force trauma or cutting of the spine.

What treatment is there for spinal cord injury?

Treatment for spinal cord injury is specific to the injury and may include the following:

  • Surgery to stabilize the spine, remove bone pieces and prevent additional harm
  • Pain management
  • Personal mobility assistance and prosthesis
  • Medications, including steroids, muscle relaxers and blood pressure management
  • Immobilization
  • Therapy to improve muscle function, hydrotherapy
  • Management of complications like bowel and bladder control, respiratory infection, and clotting

While some victims with incomplete injury may see improvement in the initial months following the injury, spinal cord damage is generally untreatable. However, medical attention can improve independence and prevent complications.

Complete and incomplete spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injuries are categorized as complete or incomplete. When the damage is complete, the person has permanent damage to the areas affected. If the injury is incomplete, the victim may have some feeling and function. Harm may depend on where the injury occurs – the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral areas of the spine.

Legal Consultations for Spinal Cord Injury Victims

Contact us at Bobby Jones Law to talk to a Greenville spinal cord injury lawyer. Ask for your free consultation. We can explain the following:

  • The compensation you’re entitled to
  • What steps you need to take to receive compensation
  • How to respond to ways the insurance company may try to deny your claim
  • How to request a hearing
  • What happens at a hearing
  • How we can help you maximize your claim

Each case is unique. We are proud to serve the Greenville community and the surrounding areas by helping injured workers. Our team prepares a custom legal strategy to evaluate your situation and take the steps needed to achieve justice.

There is no cost to talk to a lawyer at your free consultation. Learn about your case and begin today.

Call or message us today.

The team at Bobby Jones Law LLC works tirelessly for the injured in South Carolina. His achievements include:
  • More than $60 million collected for our clients
  • Multiple recoveries exceeding $1 million, including an eight-figure settlement
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
  • Named among the “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Named to Super Lawyers 2017–2024
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Selected as Legal Elite of the Upstate 2021–2023
  • Named among Super Lawyers "Rising Stars"
We’re humbled to be considered one of the top firms in the Upstate and invite you to learn what sets our award-winning legal services apart. Call or request a consultation online.
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