Pinched Nerve Injury at Work
Nerve damage caused by a workplace accident or repetitive stress can be debilitating and cause many different issues. Pinched nerves can happen in any type of workplace, even if you have a primarily sedentary job, you can cause damage to your nerves by poor posture and overuse while undertaking your job.
Most commonly you may cause yourself bruising, tearing, or stretching of a nerve or the surrounding tissue, due to the repetitive nature of lot of jobs. These nerve injuries can result in the complete loss of function or movement (paralysis) or other serious limitations to mobility and strength. These types of injuries can even be permanent. It is important to note that if your employer has been negligent in their duty of care and you suffer a nerve-related injury, the workers compensation scheme is in place to assist you.
If in the course of your work you injury yourself and suffer a nerve injury you may be able to undertake a workers compensation claim to assist you with getting back to work sooner and to help you recoup any lost wages and unplanned medical bills.
Pinched Nerve Due to a Motor Vehicle Accident
Motor vehicle accidents have the potential to cause serious damage to many parts of your body. Due to the potential of suffering from whiplash, a pinched nerve can occur alongside this common injury. A pinched nerve can also happen due to inflammation in your body. Inflammation can occur in various parts of the body after a car accident as your muscles and soft tissues react to the trauma and impact of the accident.
Nerve damage is most common in and around the spine, which is where many car accident injuries can occur. Nerve damage can also occur in the arms. While it is possible for a pinched nerve to resolve on its own, more serious injuries that occur with car accident injuries should be addressed as soon as possible with a medical professional.
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Pinched Nerve Caused by Slip and Fall
When you slip and fall there is usually not enough time to assess how you are going to fall to avoid hurting yourself seriously, most of the time a slip or fall happen when you least expect it and through no fault of your own. A sudden jolt to your head or body during a slip and fall can result in nerve damage. A slip and fall accident, for example, can break or dislocate bones that cause injury to nerves, causing pain or numbness. A damaged spinal cord can lead to paralysis or death.
If you have suffered a pinched nerve due to an accident in your workplace, on the roads or in a public place you may be entitled to compensation. If your accident was a result of someone’s negligence, then you are highly likely to be entitled to compensation.
If you are living with nerve damage, you may have trouble walking, swallowing, breathing, speaking, learning and even controlling how your body reacts to certain situations. If you were involved in a car accident or other traumatic event in your workplace or in a public place and are now experiencing similar symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Once you have medical confirmation of your condition, find out how much you could claim to assist you through this difficult time.