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Paralysis Caused by a Workplace Injury

Paralysis refers to the loss of muscle function in a muscle group. Loss of feeling and mobility often results in the affected region. A common cause of paralysis is damage to the nervous system that is found in a generalized area. Paralysis is one of the most debilitating and catastrophic results of a workplace accident because it alters the way a message is passed between the brain and muscles and significantly reduces a person's quality of life. Paralysis can either be partial or complete, and can occur on one or both sides of the body. Speak with one of our Phoenix workers' compensation lawyers if you or a loved one has suffered paralysis.

Phoenix Attorneys Assist with Workers' Compensation Claims

In many cases, paralysis associated with a workplace accident is caused by a spinal cord injury or broken neck. Various workplace accidents can result in paralysis. If you have been injured in a work-related incident, you should file a workers' compensation claim. In many situations, you are entitled to insurance benefits for attendant care, hospital expenses, home accommodations, vehicle modifications, and other expenses related to your work injury. If you wish to settle with workers' compensation in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Prescott, or anywhere else throughout the state, we can work with you to ensure you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company.

Types of Paralysis

Damage to both halves of the lower body is called paraplegia. Damage to all arms and legs is quadriplegia. Nerve diseases can result in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and autoimmune diseases can lead to Guillain-Barre syndrome. Bell's palsy is a disease that affects facial muscles. If you or a loved one has suffered any of these types of paralysis because of a workplace accident, benefits can be sought through workers' compensation insurance. Your case may require coverage for lifetime medical expenses and other issues, and your claim may not be immediately approved. Our Phoenix workers' compensation attorneys can provide you with information regarding your case to know what benefits you rightfully deserve and help you successfully obtain them. Contact us today!