Suffered a Spinal Cord, Neck or Back Injury at Work?
Learn What to Expect Next: Get in Touch with Our Atlanta Workplace Injury Attorneys
If you experienced a severe injury like a neck, back, or spinal cord injury anywhere in Georgia, your first priority should be to get medical attention right away. You must also be sure to notify your employer about the injury within 30 days of the accident. Your second priority should be to contact the Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers of Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP. Our team is committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need to put your life back on the right track. Clients choose our firm for the following reasons:
- Millions of dollars recovered for clients
- Client’s Choice Award for Workers’ Compensation by Avvo (2012)
- 30+ years of legal experience
- Free consultations – we are only a phone call away
No matter what your case involves, we can help inform you of your rights and options at every step of the way. Contact Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP today at (404) 250-3292.
What You Need to Know About Spinal Cord & Back Injuries
The spinal cord is comprised of millions of neurons and spinal nerve cells that extend from the base of your brain and run down the length of your back. These neurons serve as receivers of electrical signals sent from the brain to control the body’s physical, mental, and psychological functions. From moving the fingers to keeping the entire body upright, the spinal cord impacts the way you feel, move, sense, and perceive the things around you. Any sort of injury sustained to the spinal cord can result in serious damage to loss of function, paralysis, or loss of sensation.
Sometimes work injuries that initially seem minor actually turn out to be very serious. Mild back pain or numbness in the arms or legs can actually be caused by serious spinal problems like disc herniations, bulging discs, or pinched nerves.Common symptoms and side effects include: Whiplash, paralysis and / or quadriplegia, significant changes to mood (uncontrollable mood swings), and inability to touch, sense, or feel (including temperatures).
The best way to make sure you are getting the proper medical treatment for your back or neck injury is to go see a doctor as soon as possible. Even if your employer tells you not to, visiting a doctor’s office, occupational clinic, or emergency room is strongly recommended.
Need legal advice? Call our Atlanta workplace injury attorneys now.
Regardless of your situation, our objective is to be the Atlanta attorneys that obtain results in the shortest time possible. Workers’ compensation law is complicated, and it is easy to make a mistake. Even minor mistakes could jeopardize your right to receive financial compensation for your work-related injuries. The best way to obtain the benefits you are entitled to, or to insure you continue to receive the benefits you are already receiving, is to work with our Atlanta workers’ compensation lawyers. We will stand at your side every step of the way.
Call our offices today and request your free consultation. We can be reached at (404) 250-3292.