Spinal cord injuries can be career-ending for New York construction workers.
The spinal cord carries sensory signals and motor control to most of the skeletal muscles in the body. It controls nearly every voluntary muscle in the body below the head. A New York spinal cord injury may result from a traumatic blow to the spine that fractures, compresses or dislocates one or more vertebrae. Complete spinal cord injuries result in total loss of function below the point of the injury, while an incomplete spinal cord injury leaves some degree of sensation and control intact.
Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury
Any New York construction worker who suffers a spinal cord injury on the job faces the possibility of lifelong disabilities, including paraplegia or quadriplegia. Many spinal cord injuries have life-changing effects on injured construction workers. It may be impossible for the injured victim to resume work in the construction industry, and the costs of medical care can be staggering.
Call Our New York Law Firm for Help After a Spinal Cord Injury
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury while working construction, you may be eligible for compensation. At Block O'Toole & Murphy, our attorneys work tirelessly to obtain much-needed help for victims of these serious injuries. Call us to learn more at 212-736-5300 or contact us online.
Negligence and Spinal Cord Injury Victims
Spinal cord injuries on New York construction sites are sometimes the result of another's negligence. Unsafe working areas can result in slip and fall accidents, sometimes from a great height. Improper training or safety precautions can lead to accidents with heavy machinery. Defective equipment can malfunction and injure the user. These may be forms of negligence that could make the injured person eligible for compensation.
Call Our NYC Attorney for a Free Consultation
We know the laws and statutes related to construction work in this city, and our lawyers will not rest until justice is done. If you believe your spinal cord injury was preventable, contact the New York construction accident attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy today for FREE legal advice. Call 212-736-5300 or contact us online.
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