Paralysis

When a Devastating Work Accident Has Left You Totally or Partially Paralyzed, Larry Pitt & Associates Can Help

If you were paralyzed in a workplace accident, you may be eligible for several forms of workers’ compensation benefits depending on the type of paralysis you have. The Philadelphia workers’ compensation lawyers at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. have represented thousands of injured workers over the last 35 years. We can help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.

Paralyzing Work Injuries

Paralyzing work injuries can happen to workers in almost any industry, including construction, factory and warehouse workers. The paralysis may either be:

  • Complete or Partial – Workers with complete paralysis are unable to move or feel a certain part of the body at all whereas those with partial paralysis have certain limitations but are still able to move that body part to a certain degree.
  • Permanent or Temporary – Paralysis may be permanent or it may be temporary, potentially cured with time and treatment.

Types of Paralysis

Paralysis can affect various parts of the body. Some types of paralysis include:

  • Monoplegia – This type of paralysis affects one area of the body, typically a limb. Workers with monoplegia can move the rest of their body but cannot move or experience sensation in the affected limb. It is often caused by severe injuries, including brain injuries or nerve damage.
  • Diplegia – Diplegia affects symmetrical body parts. It usually occurs to both arms or both legs, but it can also affect both sides of the face as well. This form of paralysis can result from traumas such as exposure to toxic substances and brain and spinal cord injuries.
  • Hemiplegia – This typically affects the arm, leg or torso on either the left or the right side of the body. Hemiplegia is usually caused by brain damage that leaves one side of the brain unable to control the nervous functioning of the other. Spastic hemiplegia, which causes muscles to become stuck in contraction, may also occur due to brain injuries or nerve damage.
  • Paraplegia – Paraplegics are unable to move, walk or feel their lower extremities. Paraplegia also typically results in loss of functioning below the waist, including the bladder and bowels. This type of paralysis usually occurs as a result of damage to the brain or spinal cord that prevents the body from sending signals between the spinal cord and the brain.
  • Quadriplegia – This type of paralysis typically affects everything below the neck. Quadriplegics are unable to move their arms, torso and legs. As with paraplegia, it most commonly occurs due to spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries and may be cured, either partially or completely, with physical therapy and exercise, though this is rare .

Workers at Risk of Paralyzing Injuries

Although workers in any industry may suffer paralysis due to a work accident, some workers are at greater risk than others. These include:

Causes of Work-Related Paralysis

Workers may become paralyzed in many types of workplace accidents depending on the type of work being performed; construction workers may suffer brain injuries from falls, truckers and other transportation or delivery workers may suffer spinal cord injuries from vehicle accidents and those in other industries may also be involved in a variety of workplace accidents that can cause trauma and nerve damage. These paralyzing injuries may be complete or partial and temporary or permanent. Workers who suffer work-related paralysis should discuss their legal options with a qualified Pennsyvania work injury attorney to maximize their recovery.

Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. Fight for Workers Suffering From Paralysis

If you were paralyzed in a workplace accident, contact a Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney at Larry Pitt & Associates, P.C. You may be entitled to various forms of benefits including compensation for your medical bills and lost wages as well as vocational rehabilitation and specific loss benefits. Our compassionate attorneys represent injured workers in Philadelphia and throughout the state of Pennsylvania. For a free consultation, contact us online or call 888-PITT-LAW today.

Our offices are conveniently located in Philadelphia, Lansdowne, Bensalem and Reading, where we serve clients in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County, as well as those in the communities of Abington, Ambler, Ardmore, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, Clifton Heights, Crum Lynne, Darby, Downingtown, Doylestown, Drexel Hill, Essington, Folcroft, Glenolden, Haverford, Havertown, Holmes, Kutztown, Lansdowne, Media, Merion Station, Morton, Narberth, Norristown, Norwood, Philadelphia, Prospect Park, Quakertown, Reading, Roxborough, Sharon Hill, Upper Darby, West Chester and Wynnewood.

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Best Workman's Comp law firm in the Philadelphia area. 100% happy with the outcome of my case.

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Best Workman's Comp law firm in the Philadelphia area. 100% happy with the outcome of my case.

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Melinda Matson
One of the BEST Workman's Comp Lawyers in Philadelphia. Guided me every step of the way, with the positive and negatives that could happen in my case. So happy I stuck with Larry Pitt & Associates

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Cannot thank you enough for your prompt responses and for solving my problems without allowing me to go through any stress whatsoever. I greatly appreciate your help with my work injury case.

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Answered or returned calls and emails in a timely fashion. The employees at this firm are working for us the employee, not the employers. Very professional.

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Terri Delaney

The staff of Larry Pitt & Associates cannot be more helpful when going through a tremendously tough time. They are there for you and have answers for you before you even ask. They go above and beyond and are always on top of their game. Their time, consideration and professionalism are more than anyone can ask for. Highly recommend them and their services they provide!

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Ryan Hoffman

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A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

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A friend recommended Larry Pitt and associates to me after being hurt at work. They were incredibly compassionate and handled my case professionally with an outstanding outcome.

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