Workplace accidents happen frequently. Unfortunately, when people work on jobs that are dangerous, they are subject to some risks. When a person is injured on the job, he or she can file a claim with workers’ compensation in order to cover medical bills and lost wages while they heal. In other cases, a person may need to sue a negligent party for damages related to the injury. When those injuries involve the spinal cord, a person’s entire life can be impacted. Spinal cord injuries can affect your ability to walk, use your arms, be intimate, and breathe properly. In some cases, you could be left with permanent suffering, weakness, and numbness in your back and extremities. Spinal cord injuries can occur in a variety of situations, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, assaults, and worksite and construction accidents. Issues arise from insurance companies that are unwilling to pay out claims. Insurance companies will object that your spinal cord injury is not a “serious injury” because it is soft tissue, leading to the future burden of medical bills and lost wages. If you are the victim of a spinal cord injury and need the assistance of an effective and passionate attorney, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish to see that your matter is resolved in the best way possible.
Spinal cord injuries and insurance companies
Insurance companies are always hoping to save money and not pay out for serious injuries. When it comes to some spinal cord injuries, evidence of a serious, life-altering injury can be hard to establish. Some insurance companies will consider disc herniation, slipped disc, ruptured disc and other spinal cord injuries a “soft tissue injury” that is not severe. Some insurance companies will even blame your injury on a pre-existing condition. In order for you to successfully recover, you will have to prove that the spinal cord injury is serious and that the accident was the cause. You need an attorney that has the experience and knowledge to fight for your interests when insurance companies object to the payout. It is important that your attorney consults with experts in the medical field to support your claim. The insurance company will absolutely have its own expert to refute the claim. If you suffer from a spinal cord injury, it won’t be easy to recover damages and you need an effective attorney to advocate on your behalf.
Contact a White Plains law firm with your best interests in mind
The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish has been a legal resource to the people of White Plains, Westchester County, the Bronx, and the greater New York City area for over 25 years. When it comes to spinal cord injuries, we understand that you face an uphill battle with the insurance companies who don’t want to pay for your medical bills and lost wages. If you have been affected by a spinal cord injury that will most likely impact the rest of your life, you need to consider your legal options when faced with adversity from the insurance company and their medical professionals. The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish has worked with countless spinal cord injury victims and helped them recover payouts and damages stemming from their injuries. If you need our legal services, contact The Law Offices of Daniel A. Kalish today.