A healthy and fully functioning nervous system is imperative in terms of enjoying a high quality of life and having longevity in your career. This is especially true if your job entails doing manual labor or excessively repetitive motions such as typing. Having a healthy nervous system allows a person to live a full, comfortable, pain free life. The nervous system innervates every area of the body and ultimately controls all bodily functions. Some of these functions are very simple and include simple motor skills such as moving your upper and lower extremities. In addition, more complex regulatory functions such as breathing, heartbeat and processing information via the five senses are controlled by the nervous system.
In the event of a serious workplace accident or injury the nervous system can become damaged therefore disrupting the victims ability to live, work and play normally without constant chronic pain and suffering. Suffering nerve damage on the job may also entitle you to various rights and financial compensation according to personal injury law and or workers comp law.
Neurapraxia- This is a very common type of nervous system injury. It is also the least severe form of a nerve injury. More often than not a full recovery and use of the impacted nerve are enjoyed. The nerve structure stays intact in this type of injury although there is a temporary interruption in nerve impulse conduction along the nerve fiber.
Axonotmesis- This type of nerve damage is slightly more severe. There is disruption of the neuronal axon. Damage of this type can result in paralysis of the motor, sensory & autonomic nervous systems. This injury is primarily seen in a crushing type of injury and if the force creating the compression is removed in a timely manner the axon may regenerate. In best case scenarios a full recovery can be enjoyed with this type of damage as well.
Neurotmesis- This is an extremely severe type of nerve damage with minimal potential for full recovery. Deep contusions, cuts and lacerations are common accidents or injuries resulting in neurotmesis. This type of injury involves severing, cutting or division of portions of the nerve fibers parts such as the axon and the enveloping connective tissue.
Paralysis- By definition it is an inability to perform voluntary motions and movements due to loss of muscle control. Paralysis is usually the result of an accident or injury in which the Head, Brain & Spinal Cord were severely injured. There are numerous forms of paralysis that can be experienced. The type of paralysis is directly related to what part of the nervous system was impacted in the injury as various portions of the Central Nervous System innervate different areas of the body. A skilled personal injury lawyer will be able to help you with your paralysis claim if you have lost use of a body part as a result of a paralyzing injury or paralyzing accident.
Quadraplegia: Inability to use all 4 limbs and is also known as Tetraplegia
Paraplegia: Paralysis of the lower body, including the legs
Monoplegia: Paralysis of one limb
Hemiplegia: Paralysis of one side of the body; either right or left
Diplegia: Paralysis of both appendages i.e. both arms or both legs
Workplace Accidents Involving Nerve Damage
Damaging the nervous systems and the nerves themselves can be caused by virtually any type of injury or workplace accident. These accidents can occur in work related car accidents and car accidents, falls from high places, machine accidents and construction site accidents.
No matter how or where your nerve damage occurred it is imperative that you get immediate medical attention immediately. From there you should seek legal representation. The Florida personal injury lawyers on our team will help to protect your rights, your health and your future by helping you get the financial compensation you deserve for your work related injuries. Knowing that the full extent of damaged nerves may not manifest until some time after the accident our accident attorneys will thoroughly analyze your claim to determine the full and just total dollar value. Once that is established he will strive to get you compensation for, lost wages, diminished quality of life, current as well as future medical care.
Contact our Texas personal injury lawyers as they will use his many years of experience to obtain the maximum amount of benefits and compensation you deserve under personal injury law and or workers compensation law in the state where the injury took place.
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