Spinal Cord Injuries
Helping workers who have been hurt on the job in Pennsylvania
A work accident can be especially severe if it involves the back, as it can result in an injury to the spinal cord. These types of injuries are catastrophic and can leave workers with permanent disabilities. When workers in Pennsylvania are injured, the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC fights for their rights.
Workers who are injured on the job are entitled to receive workers' compensation benefits. These benefits include medical expenses for treating their injury, as well as partial wage compensation while they are unable to work. But the claims process can be complicated, and employers can dispute claims. An experienced workers' compensation attorney can help.
Workers in some industries face a higher risk of spinal cord injuries, especially those involving physical labor. But these types of injuries could happen at any workplace. A spinal cord injury can result from a fall, being struck by an object, a work-related car accident, being caught in machinery or a workplace assault.
A spinal cord injury can result in weakness, feeling numb, a loss of coordination in the legs or in some cases, paralysis. Treatment may be lengthy and could involve surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. Recovery could take months or years. Some injured workers never fully recover.
Fighting for your rights
Claims involving spinal cord injuries can be especially challenging, as these types of injuries typically require extensive medical treatment. In addition, an injured worker may require supportive care at home. Insurance companies often try to keep payments as low as possible and may question the need for certain treatment or expenses.
That's why you need a workers' compensation attorney to fight for you and look out for your best interests. Philadelphia attorney Richard A. Jaffe has been fighting for injured workers for decades. He knows how to determine the benefits you should be getting. And he knows how to fight back against insurance company attempts to deny you those benefits.
That's because he used to represent workers' compensation insurance companies. He has seen the tactics they use to try to keep payments low. Sometimes, they'll question if an injury was work-related. Other times, they'll say there was a pre-existing condition. Attorney Jaffe knows all their tricks, and he won't put up with them.
If your claim for benefits is denied, he will aggressively fight for you every step of the way during the appeals process. He investigates your accident to find evidence that your injury was work-related and that you need treatment. Attorney Jaffe will fight to get you a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
Learn more about we can help you with your workers' compensation claim. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Or call 866-800-3332.