You may have felt relieved after your accident that your employer offered workers’ comp for a back injury in New Jersey. But weeks later, you’re still in the hospital—and your doctor doesn’t think you’ll be able to go back to work full-time when you’re released.
Our Morristown work injury attorneys want you to know that it is possible to receive additional payments if you are unable to earn a living due to your injury. Many victims will experience lifelong complications due to back injuries such as:
- Disc injuries. A slipped or herniated disc can place pressure on a nerve, causing pain throughout the body. Patients can experience numbness, tingling in the fingers and toes, a shooting pain the back or the leg and buttocks (sciatica).
- Broken backs. If trauma to your spine fractured one of your vertebrae, you will likely need an extensive amount of healing time and have difficulty bending or lifting heavy loads for the rest of your life.
- Temporary or permanent paralysis. If your injury caused nerve damage, you may experience a loss of sensation in the hands and feet, making it difficult for you to perform fine motor functions. Nerve damage can also cause stabbing pains or loss of mobility in the extremities.
- Spinal cord injury. Any injury that damages the spinal cord can have permanent effects on the victim. Severe trauma can crush or sever the spinal cord, interrupting the chain of nerve cells that carry commands from the brain to the body. This can result in loss of leg function (paraplegia) or complete loss of sensation below the neck (quadriplegia).
Although every back injury is different, the legal team at Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr. can help determine who is liable for your injury, and how much you could be compensated for your suffering. We can get you the income you need to pay your medical bills, and you will not pay us anything unless we win your case.
To get started on your FREE consultation, call us today at (877) 360-0183 or click the link on this page. To learn more about your rights after a New Jersey work injury, download our FREE electronic book, What the Injured Worker Needs to Know: Your Workers’ Comp Guide.