Spinal cord injuries can be catastrophic and life-changing. On top of that, they are difficult to treat and can mean a lifetime of disability. Construction workers in Chicago as well as others in the numerous states are at a heightened risk of suffering spinal cord injuries due to the nature of their work. That said, following proper OSHA protocol and moving in a purposeful manner while working can eliminate these injuries. Almost all spinal cord injuries faced by construction workers feature a human element and negligence in such a manner that were it not for said negligence, the injury never would have happened. It is important to engage the services of an experienced spinal cord injuries lawyer in order to lock in on maximum compensation: this is not the time to rely on your union to do the right, as there may be a third party involved in the spinal cord injury which may entitle you to a substantial amount of compensation.
Are you an injured construction worker looking for legal representation for your spinal injury? The experienced and friendly attorneys at McCready Law are ready to walk with you through this journey in helping get you compensated. We have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience and have worked with injured construction workers in various capacities and have helped recover over $20 million in compensation in just two decades alone for past clients. If you’ve suffered a catastrophic spinal injury as a construction worker in Chicago or anywhere else in the country, we’d love to hear from you. For your FREE, no-commitment consultation, please contact us NOW at (773) 825-3605 and speak with one of our construction workers attorneys. Representing clients countrywide.
Spinal cord injury in the construction work industry are almost always caused by falls from a height. A spinal cord injury, put simply, is the spinal damage caused by a traumatic event, leading to loss of physical sensation, loss of movement and limited motion range. In addition, a spinal cord may sever key nerves that may switch off the communication between your brain and your body. If you sustain the spinal cord injury closer to your head, it is going to be more likely that you will experience wider effects of the damage to your body.
Here are some of the most common types of spinal injuries:
- Spinal fractures
- Nerve damage
Some of the most common symptoms of a spinal cord injury include:
- Movement loss
- Being unable to feel one’s legs, arms or chest
- Losing bladder or bowel control
- Not being able to sexually perform
- Burning pain in the back that does not relent
- Having difficulty breathing to the point of needing a ventilator
- Muscle weakness
- Muscle spasms
Lawyers for Spinal Cord Injuries in Construction Workers – Call Now!
Spinal cord injury in construction workers may require surgery and rehabilitation. There may be the need for more than one surgery, and you may need to rest and recuperate without getting up for a number of months. In addition, some of the body movements that you had come to take for granted such as fine motor skills may never come back. A spinal cord injury in a construction worker is almost always caused by someone flouting OSHA safety rules, or the negligence of a third party. If you suffered a spinal cord injury as a construction worker, we’d love to help. Please contact us NOW at (773) 825-3605 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.