A type of spine injury on New York City construction sites, herniated discs can cause chronic, long-term pain.
A herniated disc is one of the most common injuries suffered in a New York construction accident. While some workers recover quickly from a herniated disc, other will experience chronic, long-term pain.
Contact a Work Accident Lawyer For Advice About Your Rights and Options
New York construction sites are dangerous places to work, but there are laws in place to minimize these dangers. If the negligence of another person or group led to you or your loved one suffering a herniated disc, you may be able to recover compensation for the bills and other hardships this injury has caused. At the law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy, our attorneys can help you determine how to proceed to get the compensation you need and deserve. Call us at 212-736-5300 or contact us online to schedule your FREE consultation.
How a Herniated Disc Occurs
The vertebrae that make up the spine are cushioned by small, jelly-like discs. When these discs are healthy, they keep the spine flexible and act as shock absorbers. Unfortunately, when a disc is injured, it can break open, resulting in a herniated disc. Also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, a herniated disc can occur in any part of the spine. Most herniated discs affect the lower back, though others can involve the neck or upper back.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
If a herniated disc presses on the nerves, it can send extreme pain throughout the body. Other symptoms of a herniated disc include:
- Numbness or weakness in one or both of the legs
- Pain or numbness in the buttocks
- Intermittent pain
- Loss of feeling, mobility and strength in the legs or feet
When an individual is diagnosed with a herniated disc, the doctor will recommend a variety of activity and lifestyle changes. He or she may suggest refraining from extreme physical exertion, frequent back bending or twisting and the lifting of heavy objects—tasks that are critical to the occupation of a construction employee.
Herniated Disc Lawsuits and New York Lawyers
Our construction accident lawyers know the OSHA regulations and New York construction laws that are designed to protect workers. If you have suffered a herniated disc while working on a construction site, you may need extended periods away from work and life-long medical treatment for pain. This can put a financial strain on you and your family. Speak with an attorney to learn how you may be able to ease this economic burden. Fill out our FREE case evaluation form to speak with a construction accident lawyer about pursuing financial compensation. You may also call us at 212-736-5300.
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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
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