Workplace Herniated Disc Injury Lawyer in NYC
Get the financial compensation you deserve
Herniated discs are a common type of work injury suffered on construction sites. They are painful injuries to the back that can prevent workers from being able to do their jobs. If you suffered a herniated disc in a workplace accident caused by a negligent third party, you deserve financial compensation.
But the process of recovering compensation can be complicated, confusing and frustrating. That’s why you need an experienced NYC construction accident lawyer who knows what it takes to build a case that gets results. At Keogh Crispi, P.C., we’ve recovered millions for injured workers who were hurt in workplace accidents.
A serious workplace back injury
Between each vertebra (the bones that make up the spinal column), there is a spinal disc. These discs act as shock absorbers in the back. The outside of each disc (annulus) is rubbery, while the inside (nucleus) has a jelly-like center.
During a workplace accident, these discs can be damaged. The soft center of the disc is pushed through the rubbery exterior. This is known as a herniated disc – also sometimes called a ruptured disc or slipped disc. This injury can occur anywhere along the back, but common sites are the lower back and neck.
Symptoms of a herniated disc can include lower back pain, leg pain if the injured disc is in the lower back, arm and shoulder pain if the injured disc is in the neck, and numbness or tingling. Pain may get worse with movement or when the body is slouching or learning forward.
A worker can suffer a herniated disc by slipping and falling, being struck by a construction vehicle, falling from a height such as scaffolding or a ladder, or being struck in the back by a falling object.
If you suffered a herniated disc, treatment may involve the use of steroids, anti-inflammatory drugs or other medication. You may need cortisone injection. Surgery may be required and may involve disc replacement. Recovery from a herniated disc may take several months or even longer in some cases.
We hold negligent third parties accountable
Workers’ compensation benefits can cover medical treatment and provide lost wages while you can’t work. But if a third party caused the accident that left you injured, you may be able to recover financial compensation.
Third parties on construction sites include contractors, subcontractors, property owners, engineers, architects, and equipment manufacturers. But don’t expect a negligent third party to accept responsibility for what happened. They will deny doing anything wrong and may even try to blame you for what happened.
Insurance companies may deny liability for your injury. Or they’ll question the seriousness of your herniated disc. They may even seek access to your medical history to try to prove your injury was pre-existing. You may be offered a settlement – but it will fall far short of covering the damages you’ve suffered.
Insurance companies handle work injury accident claims every day. That’s why you need an experienced construction accident lawyer who has a record of getting results for injured workers in the New York City area.
Our firm can help you fight back. When we meet with you, we’ll listen as you describe how your accident happened. We’ll discuss your options for moving forward. If we represent you, we can start working on a legal strategy.
Call for a free consultation with an experienced attorney
Our legal team can investigate your accident to get the facts about what happened. We review all documentation, including accident reports. We gather evidence and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult experts who can help us prove negligence.
We identify the negligent party in your accident and demand compensation for your injury from the insurance company. In general, you can seek compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost income, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement for your herniated disc injury with the insurance company. But if a settlement can’t be reached, we’ll be ready to fight for you in court. That’s because we prepare every case for trial. We want the insurance company to know how serious we are about recovering the compensation you deserve.
Take your herniated disc injury seriously. Get medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor can begin treatment and document your injury. Notify your employer of your injury within 30 days. Then get legal advice from an experienced New York work injury lawyer.
We’re ready to talk with you about your work injury. Contact us to schedule a free consultation our New York City office. There’s no cost and no obligation.