Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
The spine is the support foundation for the body and the conduit for the nervous system. It is extremely resilient and rugged for normal exertion and exposure, but when subjected to abuse, it can become the focal point for serious ailments. Railroad workers know that strenuous work on and around trains often leads to serious damage to the spine.
Back injuries are the most common problem reported by railroad workers. These are the main categories of the spinal injuries railroad workers are susceptible to:
- Spinal cord injuries: The results of this kind of injury vary according to severity and location of the blow. The nerve roots leading to the legs and arms may be severed or traumatized, leading to quadriplegia or paraplegia.
- Fractures and breaks: Where the bones are fractured (broken) or compressed. Compression fractures are minute cracks in the vertebrae that can lead to collapse and deformation of the backbone.
- Soft-tissue injuries: When the ligaments, joints, muscles and tendons are torn, strained or sprained.
- Disk problems: The disk space itself can suffer slippage, herniation or rupture, an extremely painful condition. Herniated disks are extremely painful. When the disks go, sciatica, which can be even more painful, may follow.
Any one of these injuries may render a person disabled for life and facing great pain. When the root cause of these conditions can be traced to working for the railroad, the stage is set to file a claim for the damages done to you.
Bremseth Law Firm seeks maximum compensation for you whether your spinal injury occurred in a railroad accident, traffic accident or other act of negligence.
Railroad lawyers, to prevent you from collecting a judgment, may claim that injuries are not work-related or are idiopathic. Our office has the knowledge and the resources to make the case that an injury is in fact job-caused, as whole body vibration injuries are. Our investigators are railroad workers who were themselves injured and started second careers helping other railroad workers.
Our firm also draws on the talents and skills of medical experts who can tell the difference between work-related injuries and injuries that are not work-related. Our clients benefit strongly from the detective work of investigators and from the medical authority of our experts.
To better serve clients, our firm’s main offices are in Minnesota, but our attorneys have established local counsel offices in cities around the country.