Whether at home, at work or on public property, you may risk falling and sustaining a spinal cord injury if you are using a ladder or walking on stairs. Falls are a leading cause of serious injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with these accidents causing more than 700,000 people to visit hospitals every year.
At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, we help clients in Syracuse receive compensation after a potentially life-changing injury like spinal cord damage. Having obtained over $100 million for our clients, we are known for our extensive knowledge of serious injury complications and our commitment to each case.
Spine Injuries May Impact You For Life
The spinal cord can be damaged directly or because the area around it has experienced trauma from an accident such as a fall from a high place. According to the Mayo Clinic, the potential complications from an injury to your spinal cord include:
- Reduced or eliminated feeling in the skin, including the inability to recognize pain and injury
- Difficulty or inability to control the bladder and bowels
- Increased risk of urinary tract or kidney infections
- Numbness and lack of muscle control, causing problems with breathing or coughing
- Circulation problems causing blood pressure issues, swelling of the extremities or increased risk of blood clots
- Nerve pain, especially if your spinal cord injury was incomplete
It is also common after a spinal cord injury to experience a loss in muscle tone, which may affect your mobility and increase your chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and other conditions associated with being sedentary.
Our team at DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers is familiar with the rules and regulations regarding workplace safety standards, manufactured products and building codes designed to protect the public. If you've suffered a spinal injury from a fall, we are prepared to investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, examine medical records and hire experts, if needed, to help you achieve the best results possible.
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