We Advocate for Injured Workers and their Families
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Richmond paraplegia and quadriplegia injury lawyers are compassionate and reliable advocates for our clients. We will put in the time and resources to protect your rights. If you or your loved one was paralyzed in a workplace accident, you need an experienced attorney on your side. For a confidential initial consultation, please call our Richmond law office at (804) 755-7755 or contact us through our website.
Workers’ Comp Benefits for Catastrophic Injuries: Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Unfortunately, spinal cord damage almost invariably results in permanent impairments. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimates that nearly 300,000 Americans are currently living with the effects of a serious spinal cord injury. Paraplegia is the paralysis of the legs and the lower body. Quadriplegia is the paralysis of the body from (at least) the shoulders down. In both cases, these devastating injuries are typically the consequence of spinal cord damage.
Workers who suffered any type of paralysis in a job-related accident (paraplegia, quadriplegia, etc.), need immediate medical attention and ongoing rehabilitative care. After such a severe injury, a worker may not reasonably be able to return to the workforce in the future. Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, catastrophically injured workers can seek full medical coverage to include home health care and lifetime weekly compensation. If you are paid for your permanent injuries, you can also work since it is not for your wage loss but for the permanency of your injury. It is crucial that you or your loved one is able to access the maximum available workers’ comp benefits.
How Our Richmond Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved one suffered a catastrophic injury on the job, including paraplegia or quadriplegia, you need a skilled advocate on your side. Our legal team handles these cases with care, sensitivity, and professional skill. Michele Lewane has more than 25 years of experience fighting for injured workers in Virginia. When you get in touch with our Richmond office, you will have a chance to speak to a workers’ comp lawyer who can:
- Conduct an in-depth review of your catastrophic workplace accident;
- Explain your rights under Virginia law;
- Gather and organize all of the evidence and you need to pursue a claim; and
- Craft a personalized legal strategy focused on maximizing your financial benefits.
We know that the workers’ compensation claims process can be stressful and overwhelming— especially after a catastrophic injury. The Injured Workers’ Law Firm was founded to provide information and resources to workers and their families. Learn more about your rights and your options: Get your free copy of our book: The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia.
Contact Our Virginia Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Attorneys for Help
At Injured Workers’ Law Firm, our Virginia workers’ comp lawyers are experienced, effective advocates for our clients. If you or your loved one suffered a catastrophic injury on the job, we are ready to help. Contact our law firm at (804) 755-7755 to schedule a fully private, no commitment initial case evaluation. With an office in Richmond, we serve communities throughout Virginia.