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Consequences of a workplace spinal injury

On Behalf of | Sep 7, 2023 | Workers' Compensation |

Whether you fall from scaffolding or suffer an injury in an equipment accident, spinal injuries on the job often have far-reaching consequences.

When you file workers’ compensation for the injury, you should understand the long-term challenges of this type of injury.

Chronic pain

Spinal injuries often lead to chronic pain and discomfort. Herniated discs, fractured vertebrae and compression injuries can interfere with your daily life. Managing this discomfort often requires long-term medications and physical therapy.

Lost mobility

Spinal injuries put you at risk of partial or complete mobility loss. Paralysis and reduced mobility issues affect your sense of independence and prevent you from carrying out routine tasks.

Nerve damage

The network of nerves around your spine puts you at risk of long-term nerve damage from a spinal injury. Nerve damage causes symptoms such as numbness, tingling and pain in various parts of your body. This can affect your mobility and increase your risk of subsequent injuries.

Rehabilitation challenges

Recovering from a spinal injury often takes longer than you expect. You may need rehabilitation, physical therapy and adaptive equipment to regain functionality and progress is often slow as you build strength and muscle tone in your core to protect against further damage.

These are only a few consequences of spinal injuries on the job. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 2.6 million workers suffered injuries and illnesses at work in 2021. Understanding the consequences of the injury helps you fight for adequate compensation. For a free, no obligation consultation to learn how we can help you, contact YOUR Workers’ Compensation Specialist. Call 610-892-9300 or reach us online.