Workers’ Comp: Nerve Damage

Miami & Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Workers’ Compensation, or workers’ comp for short, is a system that allows workers to receive partial wages after suffering a work-related injury. There are many different injuries that are common in the workplace, but one of the potentially most crippling is nerve damage.

Nerves are an essential part of your body—they carry signals from your brain to your muscles and sensory information back from your body to the brain. When nerves are damaged, the result can be:

  • Paralysis
  • Impaired function
  • Numbness
  • Loss of hearing or vision
  • Pain

In some cases, the symptoms of nerve damage can be so severe that you may never be able to return to work.

Nerve damage can be due to chronic strain or traumatic injury. Chronic strain nerve damage includes:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica

Traumatic nerve injury can result from workplace accidents or car accidents on the job. The types of traumatic nerve injury include:

No matter which type of nerve injury you have suffered, you are eligible for workers’ compensation if the cause of your injury is work-related. However, if your employer disputes the cause of your injury or interferes with your ability to get treatment, you may need the help of a lawyer to get compensation.

To learn more about your legal options in the Miami area, please contact The Cochran Firm South Florida to schedule a free case evaluation.