Being injured on the job leaves you in a very vulnerable position that can make successfully navigating the path forward toward recovery exceptionally difficult. If the injury you’ve sustained is paralysis, it can make the damages you’ve suffered difficult to overstate. In fact, there are few injuries that are as final and debilitating as paralysis. If an injury at work leaves you paralyzed, you should not wait to consult with an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation attorney.


Your Spinal Cord

Paralysis is caused by an injury to the spinal cord, which is often the result of a blow to the head, neck, back, or shoulders. The spinal cord works as the messaging system between our bodies and our brains, and when the cord is severed, that communication ceases. When this happens, the accident victim is left unable to control his or her bodily movements, which can be as serious an emotional blow as it is a physical blow. 

Your Physical Damages

Paralysis is not only a final injury that leaves you with very significant physical losses but is also a condition that can leave you susceptible to serious secondary health concerns that include breathing disorders, chronic urinary tract infections, serious infections of the skin, gastrointestinal problems, and much more. The medical costs associated with paralysis are ongoing and generally amount to lifelong expenses. Further, paralysis can leave you unable to engage in the activities of daily living, and you may require in-home assistance.  

Your Lost Earnings

Suffering paralysis as a result of an injury on the job is very likely to stop you from continuing on the career path you were on and can stop you from ever returning to work. The financial enormity of paralysis – in terms of both your medical expenses and lost earnings – is likely to be immense. 

Common Causes

Paralysis is generally caused by accidents that involve immense impact, which can include all of the following:

  • Traffic accidents of every type (when driving in your capacity as an employee)
  • Slip and fall accidents (especially those from heights, such as off of ladders or scaffolding)
  • Caught in-between accidents, in which you become entrapped between two unyielding objects (most common to construction, factory, manufacturing, and industrial work)
  • Accidents involving heavy equipment or machinery (also most common to construction, factory, manufacturing, and industrial work)

An Experienced Illinois Workers’ Compensation Attorney Is on Your Side and Ready to Help

Being injured on the job is a serious blow, but if the injury is paralysis, your damages are very likely to reverberate into your future in ways that are difficult to overcome. Danielle Pinkston at Pinkston Law Group, P.C., in Joliet, Illinois, is an accomplished workers’ compensation attorney who takes great pride in skillfully fighting for the rights and the rightful compensation of injured workers like you. Your case is important, and our dedicated legal team is on your side. To learn more about how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.



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