Spinal injuries are one of the most common types of injury that we see. The spectrum of spinal injuries can be wide from muscle strains and sprains to catastrophic injuries that result in quadra or paraplegia.
There are several important things to remember if you have suffered a spinal injury as a result of your work:
1. Your claim for injury may be compensable even if the work injury aggravates a preexisting condition. As we age, the discs in our spine degenerate. It happens to everyone. The law allows for this and protects workers who have had prior injuries or who have degenerative disc disease.
2. All injured workers, including those with spinal injuries, are entitled to medical treatment with a doctor of their choosing. We are blessed to have many competent doctors in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. We can you help you find a skilled physician to treat your condition.
3. Spinal injuries can worsen over time. The spine is such an important part of a person’s overall health and well-being, leaving a workers’ compensation case “open” when it involves the spine is often a good idea.
If you suffer a spinal injury while working, contact us at 410-687-7878 to schedule an appointment to meet with an experienced attorney.