At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Fairfax workers’ comp lawyers have the knowledge, legal skill, and real world experience to handle the full range of catastrophic injury claims, including paralysis injuries. If you or someone you know suffered a paraplegia injury or quadriplegia injury on the job, we can help. For a confidential, no obligation case consultation with an experienced Virginia workers’ compensation attorney, please contact our Fairfax law office today.
Virginia Workers’ Comp Claims: Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Injuries
Spinal cord damage always requires immediate emergency medical attention. Minor spinal cord injuries do not exist. Any amount of spinal cord damage has the potential to result in a catastrophic or life-altering injury, potentially including paralysis. As defined by University of Virginia Health, paralysis is the loss of ability to move or feel in part or most of the body. Paralysis injuries include:
- Monoplegia: Monoplegia is the paralysis of a single limb, most often an arm.
- Paraplegia: Paraplegia is an impairment that affects the lower half of the body. It may result in total loss of movement or feeling in the legs.
- Quadriplegia: The most serious type of spinal cord injury, quadriplegia is the paralysis of both the lower and upper extremities.
The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act provides legal and financial protection to employees who sustained catastrophic harm, including a paraplegia injury or a quadriplegia injury, on the job. Through a workers’ comp claim, an employee who suffered spinal cord damage can get coverage for the full extent of their medical costs and compensation for lost income. In some cases, lifetime weekly compensation may be granted.
You Can Trust the Injured Workers’ Law Firm
The workers’ compensation claims process is complicated—especially for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries, including paraplegia or quadriplegia. Michele Lewane founded the Injured Workers’ Law Firm with a mission for client service. When you reach out to our Fairfax office, you will have an opportunity to consult with a Virginia workers’ comp attorney who will:
- Hear your story, review your case, and answer your questions;
- Gather medical records and other evidence/information;
- Complete all workers’ compensation paperwork;
- Handle settlement negotiations with insurers; and
- Take your claim as far as needed to maximize your financial benefits.
Our initial point of emphasis is always to prepare and inform workers about the process. We want to give you the tool and knowledge you need to navigate the process, protect your rights, and do what is best for yourself and your family. Our free ebook, The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia, is a helpful resource to get you started with the process.
Call Our Fairfax, VA Work Injury Attorneys for Immediate Help
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Fairfax workers’ comp lawyers are experienced, results-focused advocates for injured workers and their loved ones. If you or your family member suffered a paraplegia injury or a quadriplegia injury, you need professional representation. Contact us now at (804) 755-7755 for a confidential initial appointment. We handle work injury claims in Fairfax and throughout the surrounding area in Northern Virginia.