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 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.
Common areas of the body affected by a pinched nerve include:
Occurs when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches away from the spinal cord.
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 upper back nerve can trigger sharp pain that may increase intensity when you adjust your posture or turn to one side.
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 hip or leg can cause sharp searing pain in the hips, thigh or groin, and pain or tingling sensations down the leg.
There are many symptoms that indicate the presence of a pinched nerve. These symptoms include:
Generally, pinched nerves occur when too much compression pressure is placed on a nerve by surrounding tissue. This excess compression may be caused by:
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.