Back and spine injuries can change a person’s life in an instant. They can cause constant pain, decreased mobility, loss of sexual functions, and even paralysis. The victim’s family members are also directly affected by these types of injuries.
Common back and spine injuries include:
- Work Injuries
- Diving Accidents
- Electric Shock
- Sports-Related Injuries
- Bullet Wounds
- Stab Wounds
- Auto Accidents
- Repetitive Use
Facts about back and spine injuries:
More than one million Americans suffer from a work-related back injury each year.
One fourth of all Workers’ Compensation claims involve injuries to the back.
Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are attributed to close to one quarter of all victims of paralysis.
Approximately 8,000 new spinal cord injuries are reported each year.
The cost of living for someone suffering a back or spine injury can be tremendous. Surgery and extensive physical therapy are often required. In some cases lifetime benefits have been awarded to cover the ongoing expenses related to these debilitating injuries.
Seeking guidance from a personal injury lawyer experienced with Workers’ Compensation and Premises Liability laws will greatly increase your chances obtaining the financial compensation you need and deserve.
If you have suffered from a back or spine injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation and damages for:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Bills
- Lost or Diminished Wages (Missed Work)
- Permanent Disability
- Physical Therapy Costs
- Special Equipment
- Home Modifications
If you have lost a loved one due to a back or spine accident, a personal injury lawyer can advise you about filing a Wrongful Death claim.
Resources for citizens of Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, and surrounding South Carolina areas, suffering from back or spine injuries:
SCSPINALCORD– South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association – Columbia, SC
SCSCIRF– South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Research Fund
GHS – Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center – Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital
HEALTHSOUTHCOLUMBIA – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia
Christopherreeve – Christopher Reeve Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Foundation