Financial Security after a Spinal Injury at Work

If you suffered a spinal injury at work, you know it can change your life.

Spinal injuries can leave you unable to work, overwhelmed by medical bills and insecure about your financial future.

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation listed spinal cord injuries causing quadriplegia and paraplegia as some of the most serious workplace injuries that took place the state in 2018.

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics found fractures and tears, which can include the spine, among the most common job injuries nationwide.

You should be getting workers’ compensation benefits, including checks for lost wages and coverage for your medical bills, so after any kind of spinal injury at work you can continue to live the secure life you worked hard to earn.

The problem is, sometimes employers and the workers’ comp system work against you.

The lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal are here to make sure you get all the financial support you’re entitled to receive.

We don’t represent companies or the government. We help real people.

That’s why they say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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    Types of Spinal Injuries on the Job

    It doesn’t matter how it happened or who was at fault, if you were hurt as an employee in Ohio, you’re eligible for workers’ compensation for spinal injuries.

    The attorneys at HNB have helped people with all of these spinal injuries and more:

    • Herniated disks
    • Annular tears in the neck
    • Annular tears in the middle back
    • Annular tears in the lower back
    • Partial loss of movement
    • Paralysis

    About 17,500 new cases of spinal cord injuries occur each year in the US, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.

    Even if your spinal injury doesn’t seem like the most serious case, this isn’t the time to shy away from seeking every form of help you can get. These injuries can make a long-term impact on your life.

    For a workers’ comp case, you’ll need evidence proving your injury happened at work and showing how it affects your life.

    If your injury resulted from the negligent actions of someone other than a co-worker, like the other driver in a car accident that happened while you were driving for work, you could also have a personal injury claim on top of a workers’ comp claim.

    Car accidents, along with falls, are the most common causes of spinal injuries, said the Spinal Cord Injury Center.

    Let the team at the HNB law firm look at your case and make a plan to protect your financial future.

    We’ll provide an honest assessment of your case for free.

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    A man working in a wood shop hunches forward with his hand on his back. Workers’ compensation for spinal injuries covers many types of back trauma that you can suffer on the job.

    Workers’ compensation for spinal injuries covers many types of back trauma that you can suffer on the job.

    What To Do Right after a Workplace Spinal Injury

    To give yourself the strongest workers’ comp case, take these steps immediately after a spinal injury at work:

    • Report your injury to your supervisor.
    • Complete a written injury report and get a copy.
    • Get medical treatment as soon as possible.
    • Tell the doctor every detail of what happened.
    • Make sure your workers’ comp claim gets filed. You, your employer or your doctor can do it.
    • Don’t let your employer pay you directly to avoid filing a claim. Filing a claim protects your rights.
    • Get an experienced workers’ comp attorney.

    When you work with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer from HNB, you’ve got someone to make sure forms get filed properly, deadlines get met, and your claim is handled correctly so a mistake doesn’t threaten the benefits you deserve.

    If your claim gets rejected, having an attorney also means you’ve got someone to fight for you, including in an appeals hearing at the Ohio Industrial Commission—if that’s what it takes to win benefits.

    After a spinal injury alters your work life, we’ll work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.

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    A doctor examines a man’s back. When you need workers’ compensation for spinal injuries, Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal attorneys help you through the process.

    When you need workers’ compensation for spinal injuries, Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal attorneys help you through the process.