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What is a Pinched Nerve Injury?

Pinched nerves can be a serious injury and are a very common result of auto and other accidents. A pinched nerve occurs when bone or surrounding tissue presses against a nerve, interfering with the nerve’s capacity for sending messages back and forth from the brain. Symptoms of a pinched nerve depend on the extent of the injury and location of the nerve itself.

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Pinched Nerve: Neck, Back, Shoulder and Hip

Pinched nerves are some of the most painful and debilitating injuries that can result from an accident, with effects throughout the body. The result is pain and often, reduced mobility. Normal tasks become painful and often impossible to perform.

Pinched nerves are some of the most painful and debilitating injuries that can result from an accident

Key Areas for a Pinched Nerve

Common areas of the body affected by a pinched nerve include:

A Pinched Nerve in the Neck

Occurs when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches away from the spinal cord.

A Pinched Nerve in the Shoulder

A pinched shoulder nerve usually causes sharp pain in one shoulder only. This is not to be confused with a dull ache or strain due to overuse.

A Pinched Nerve in the Upper Back

A pinched upper back nerve can trigger sharp pain that may increase intensity when you adjust your posture or turn to one side.

Pinched nerves can be a serious injury and are a very common result of auto and other accidents

A Pinched Nerve in the Lower Back

Common causes of a lower back pinched nerve include herniated discs and traumatic injuries – such as a fall. Aging, defective vertebrates, and wear and tear are also causes.

A Pinched Nerve in the Hips and Legs

A pinched nerve in the hip or leg can cause sharp searing pain in the hips, thigh or groin, and pain or tingling sensations down the leg.

Symptoms & Causes of a Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve Symptoms

There are many symptoms that indicate the presence of a pinched nerve. These symptoms include:

  • Numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve
  • Sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward
  • Tingling, pins and needles sensations (paresthesia)
  • Frequent feeling that a foot or hand has “fallen asleep”

Causes of a Pinched Nerve

Generally, pinched nerves occur when too much compression pressure is placed on a nerve by surrounding tissue. This excess compression may be caused by:

  • Injury
  • Rheumatoid or wrist arthritis
  • Stress from repetitive work
  • Hobbies or sports activities

Treatment & Costs for a Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve can lead to numbness or tingling in a limb or even paralysis. Pinched nerves are usually the result of physical trauma and may require surgery and a lengthy recovery time. A pinched nerve can affect someone’s mobility and prevent them from carrying out their work and family duties for an extensive period. The damage may never heal, leaving the individual in a permanent state of disability.

Treatment for a pinched nerve can range from rest to surgery. Depending on the location of the pinched nerve, you may be required to wear a brace or splint. Common treatments for pinched nerves include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Rest

A pinched nerve can prevent them from carrying out their work

What’s Next?

If your Pinched Nerve is the result of an accident or incident in which the other party is responsible, you may have the option of opening a personal injury claim to obtain compensation for your pain, suffering, and damages including lost wages. It is important to always seek medical help right away if you’ve been injured. Delaying your personal injury case may be detrimental to your future as well, so don’t hesitate to call our team.

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Related Injuries

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, you may be entitled to benefits and compensation under the law. These benefits and compensations can cover the cost of medical treatments, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses you experience due to your injury.

Whiplash Injury Pain

Whiplash can be a severe injury, due to damage incurred to the bones, disks, and soft tissues in the neckWhen the neck moves back and forth rapidly, this can cause an injury to the neck known as whiplash. Whiplash can be a severe injury, due to damage incurred to the bones, disks, and soft tissues in the neck. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that result from a car accident, usually a rear-end collision where the victim’s head is suddenly propelled forward, but their body is restrained by the seat belt.

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Spinal Cord/Back Injury

back injuries can also include upper back injuries, lower back injuries, herniated disks, and strains and sprainsIn addition to spinal cord injuries which are very severe and impactful for individuals, back injuries can also include upper back injuries, lower back injuries, herniated disks, and strains and sprains. Twenty-five percent of the population experiences back pain at some point in their life, and for many, the pain is chronic and debilitating. Back injuries are usually the result of an accident, such as a car accident, slip and fall, and quite often, workplace accidents.

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Fibromyalgia Pain and Injury

Fibromyalgia Lawyer st. john's newfoundlandFibromyalgia is a condition best characterized as widespread or universal pain. A personal injury can result in fibromyalgia, due to the actual physical injury or the anxiety of dealing with its effects. The actual cause of fibromyalgia has yet to be determined by the medical world, but symptoms can include morning stiffness, severe fatigue, headaches, sleep disruption, memory/concentration problems, numbness and tingling, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and more.

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Sciatic Nerve Pain and Sciatica Injury

Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Symptoms, Causes & Impact LawyerThe longest nerve in your body, the sciatic nerve, begins at your spinal cord and extends down each leg. When this nerve is irritated as a result of a sudden injury or extended overuse, moderate to severe pain can manifest in the back, buttocks, and legs. This painful condition is known as sciatica. Increasing with age, up to 40 percent of people will experience sciatica at some point during their lives.

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Bursitis: Hip, Knee, Shoulder and Elbow

Bursitis elbow accident lawyer st. john'sBursitis and joint pain occur as a result of inflammation of the Bursae, fluid-filled sacs that function as a lubricating cushion between bones, tendons, joints, and muscles. There are over 150 bursae in the human body, and once inflamed, the pain for the individual can be quite severe and debilitating. The pain may occur anywhere there are joints in the body, including the shoulders, ankles, hips, knees, and thighs.

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Soft Tissue Injuries

Injuries caused by damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and nerves are called soft tissue injuriesInjuries caused by damage to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and nerves are called soft tissue injuries. Strains, sprains, or contusions are usually the cause. Soft tissue injuries can occur in the event of a car accident, slip and fall, or may develop gradually over time due to work-related repetitive use. Some common types of soft tissue injuries include whiplash, contusions, bursitis, and myofascial pain (myalgia).

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Brain Injury

traumatic brain injury or TBIWhen the brain experiences blunt trauma or force, or severe shaking, a brain injury – often called traumatic brain injury or TBI, can occur. The trauma results in swelling of the brain which can lead to disrupted brain function, more often referred to as “brain damage.” These injuries can be severe and lasting. Accidents that can result in a brain injury include car accidents, slip and falls, a fall or falling objects, and other accidents.

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Shoulder Injury

Shoulder injuries cause pain and discomfortShoulder injuries cause pain and discomfort and are prone to re-occur. In addition to pain, shoulder injuries can severely impact your mobility. Shoulder injuries are usually the result of trauma to one of the three main components of the shoulder - the shoulder blade (scapula), the collarbone (clavicle), and the humerus (upper arm bone). This trauma could be the result of a car accident, slip and fall, a falling object, work related injury, or other accident.

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Work-Related Injuries

You’ve been injured on the job, putting your livelihood on the line. You may be unable to go back to your job, putting real stress on you and your family. Workplace injuries are especially common in industries like manufacturing and construction, but other workplaces can result in injuries too.

It is important to have a lawyer who understands the process and the possible pitfalls you may encounter regarding your Workers’ Compensation claim. The laws regarding compensation can be complicated, but at O’Dea Earle our team has decades of experience dealing with every facet of the law that pertains to your claim. We’ll answer all your questions, keep you informed and, most importantly, use every resource within the law to fight for the compensation you deserve now and in the years ahead. We’ve fought for countless injured workers like you, so we know the stress and strain you’re going through right now.

If you’ve been injured at your workplace and are ready to make a Workers’ Compensation Claim, make sure you start the process with a fighter by your side.

Make it our fight and our team will get to work doing what we do best – protecting workers like you.

You'll need a strong, experienced personal injury lawyer

Having a strong, experienced personal injury lawyer by your side is your best bet for reaching a personal injury claim decision that works in your favour – now and into the future. We step in and handle all the paperwork, negotiations, and procedures – while you focus on your recovery. We know the pain and stress you’re dealing with right now and we’ll make sure the other party knows too. And we won’t back down until you get the compensation you deserve.

When a car accident impacts your life

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you undoubtedly have many questions. You may be wondering if you have a personal injury claim and, if so, what that claim is worth. It’s important to remember that even if you think your injury is of a minor nature, it may not be. If you’ve been in a car accident and were injured, you may be entitled to benefits and compensation under the law. These benefits and compensations can cover the cost of medical treatments, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses you experience due to your injury.

When it’s your future at stake

One possible, and serious, long-term effect of an injury is inability to return to work full-time, putting the injured person under increased stress about their future and the future of their family. If you are unable to work full-time in the future, as a consequence of your injury, you may be eligible for long-term disability benefits through your employer, the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), or your own insurance company.

Injured due to the negligence of another?

In any situation involving an injury due to negligence or carelessness on the part of another, it’s crucial to retain the services of an informed, aggressive personal injury lawyer who’ll fight for the maximum compensation you’re entitled to. This is especially important when dealing with insurance adjusters. The insurance adjusters will try to settle your claim promptly and cheaply – but that may not be what’s best to cover your medical bills and expenses into the future.

You are not obligated to provide the adjuster with any information. Any claim you settle with the adjuster is final, so you will have no further recourse options against the party who caused your injury, even if new medical issues arise from your injury at a later date.

We won’t let anyone deny your pain

Unfortunately, the road to a successful long-term disability claim can have its setbacks. Instead of a cut-and-dried process, it can become a battle that puts your future in question and adds more trauma to an already terrible situation.

Pitfalls that long-term disability claimants encounter can include:

Claim Delayed

Claim Denied

Claim Cut Off

Claim Under Investigation

As occurs often in disability claims, your medical documentation may be challenged, the extent of your injuries may be contested, or an insurer may claim you’re ready to return to your work – or similar work – when in fact you’re not ready at all. Having a skilled lawyer there in these situations is crucial. Even if you haven’t encountered barriers to your disability claim yet, it’s wise to retain strong legal representation.

We know the disability claim process and we know how to defend clients when the consequences of their injuries are called into question. We’re ready to defend your right to the long-term disability benefits you deserve, and we’ll be ready to challenge anyone who disputes your pain.

If you are injured and are ready to make a long-term disability claim, make sure you aren’t put in a situation that injures you more, and indefinitely.

It’s your future at stake.

Let us fight for it.

- Kelsey Bishop
Kelsey Bishop was rear-ended by an uninsured motorist resulting in severe injuries to her shoulders, neck and back. In addition to disruption of her life and career, Kelsey found herself trying to navigate a legal battle alone. After contacting O’Dea Earle, Kelsey had a full understanding of her rights and chose us to represent her. We guided her step by step through her case and fought aggressively on her behalf. Kelsey settled her case and is now well on the way to recovery.
- Ashley Lamb
Ashley Lamb was injured as a passenger in a car accident putting her on a road to recovery that required ongoing medication and therapy. When Ashley’s access to care was jeopardized due to a dispute with her insurance company, she came to us. With an aggressive game plan, we fought the insurance company on Ashley’s behalf and won. Now her recovery is back on track.

First Steps

If you’ve been injured in an accident, call O’Dea Earle before you sign anything.

Even though you should see a doctor and contact your insurance company immediately after the accident, the next step should be contacting an experienced personal injury lawyer. Remember to:

Gather the Facts

Obtain contact information for anyone who was involved in or a witness to the accident, obtain the insurance information from the other parties involved, and prepare a detailed description of the accident.

Consult a Doctor

You may not feel a need to see a doctor, but injuries often take time to present themselves. We advise all clients who have been in an accident to consult a physician immediately.

Call Before Signing Anything

We’re ready to take your call 24/7. We’ll determine if you have a case by listening to your story, carefully reviewing police and medical reports regarding your accident, and determining fault.

A Fighting Plan

At O’Dea Earle, we’ve fought for countless people who have been injured in accidents, meeting every issue, conflict, and dispute surrounding their case head on to pursue maximum compensation. When it’s your case, we’ll be fighting for your rights every step of the way. Right now, you’re dealing with stress, lost income, insurance companies, and an uncertain future. It’s time to focus on your recovery, while we fight for the compensation you deserve.

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