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Workers' Compensation Injuries: Nerve Damage

Nerve DamageNerve damage can produce the most excruciating pain a person can endure. Nerve damage may cause impairment that results in a temporary or permanent inability to function. These types of injuries are difficult to cure, and sometimes, impossible to treat. Establishing that nerve damage has occurred in a personal injury claim can be challenging, and thus, challenging to receive compensation.

Nerve damage can occur in almost any situation. Accidents involving motor vehicles, slips and falls, animal bites or dog bites, and construction accidents are all common occurrences. If you have suffered nerve damage as a result of an accident, call the Bellotti Law Group P.C. in Boston, Massachusetts to have your case assessed.

What Are Nerve Injuries?

Nerve cells are responsible for sending and receiving signals to your brain. They control organ functioning, and regulate your body crucial functions (such as temperature regulation, breathing, moving, etc.). When nerve cells are destroyed, you may lose your sense of touch, as well as your ability to control your muscles. In some situations, minor motions can be excruciatingly painful to conduct, as your brain can no longer fully control certain parts of your body.

Common Reasons for Nerve Damage
  • Pressure: When too much pressure is applied to your nerves, they can become pinched. This destroys your nerves' protective coating, causing a tingling feeling in the afflicted area, which is a sign of severe damage.
  • Lacerations: Nerves can be severed in the extreme circumstances of an accident or attack. Surgery to reconnect the nerve may be necessary to properly treat a severed nerve. However, this is not always the case. Our neurological systems encompass the entire body, and accident sufferers may feel damage over their entire bodies. The neck, back, and shoulders, which take the majority of the stress after an accident, as well as the arms and legs, are the most prevalent locations for nerve damage.
  • Getting stretched: Your nerves can get stretched when you suffer a physical injury. These accidents damage the protective framework of your nerve cells. The nerves' ability to send and receive signals are hampered as a result. Whiplash is a frequent type of injury in which the neck is wrenched back and forth, damaging the nerves in the neck.
Is Nerve Damage Severe Enough for Compensation?

Nerve damage, particularly if it results in a disability, can result in high medical expenses. If you have severe nerve damage, you may need to work with your doctor to establish a complicated treatment plan to ensure your injuries heal properly.

Paying these expenses are tough, especially if you are unable to work due to your injuries. Nerve injuries can cause missed earnings and difficulty keeping your job. You may experience paralysis, and risk losing your employment if you are unable to accomplish your work as efficiently as you did before sustaining nerve damage.

You may experience a great deal of pain in addition to the monetary loss due to your accident. Chronic pain is often linked to nerve damage, and it can continue for years after an event. Stress, worry, and mental agony are all factors that might be included in your claim because they are a direct effect of your injuries. An attorney at the Bellotti Law Group P.C. can include both the economic and personal costs of your nerve damage in your claim.

What Should I Do If I Damage My Nerves?
  • Visit a Medical Professional: Seeing a doctor is necessary to record nerve damage. A doctor provides a diagnosis and gives written documentation in nerve injury cases. A medical practitioner can also determine if your injuries are related to your accident.
  • Keep track of Medical Bills: Having a copy of your medical bills helps prove your case, and the need for compensation. Based on your medical expenses, you may be able to get a settlement for your injuries.
  • Keep track of Income loss: Keep track of the period you were unable to work as a result of the injury. If you are unable to work as a result of your injury, your missed income factors into the amount you can receive in compensation. You may be eligible for wage compensation.
Consult a Nerve Damage Attorney

A Boston nerve injury attorney can assess whether or not you have a case for compensation. You should seek the advice of a lawyer who has experience handling nerve damage cases. You should only speak with a lawyer or insurance company, and never speak to the party at fault. An attorney for nerve damage should be open about your prospects of winning a case. Furthermore, they must have the required legal experience to properly defend your case.

You need an experienced attorney to help you deal with insurance companies. While you focus on healing, legal counsel will handle judicial and insurance battles. The Bellotti Law Group P.C. has experienced attorneys that will work to ensure you receive the compensation you need to recover. Contact one of our attorneys to help you as soon as possible.

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