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Yearly spine injury costs can be staggering

Spinal cord injuries can be some of the most difficult injuries for a person in Oklahoma to suffer. Whether it is caused in a car crash, a sporting accident or a slip-and-fall incident, a spinal cord injury could lead to partial or total paralysis. This can easily cause a person to be unable to perform the job they were performing prior to their injury or performing any job whatsoever. And, as the numbers show, living with a spinal cord injury can be very costly.

Can I get disability benefits for a work injury?

Injuries at American workplaces are unfortunately common and they are not limited to industries where heavy manufacturing or construction takes place. Men and women throughout Oklahoma are hurt each and every day when accidents at their workplaces leave them with painful injuries and suffering. While in some cases a work-related injury may be compensated through a hurt worker's employer's workers' compensation insurance, serious and disabling injuries may avail individuals to Social Security disability benefits.

The difference between paraplegia and quadriplegia

An injury to the spinal cord can be much more than just an injured back. While the back body strains and sprains that often slow down Oklahoma residents can be painful and limiting, a spinal cord injury can be permanent and life-altering. This post does not offer its readers any legal or medical advice, but instead offers information on two serious spinal cord injury complications that may avail them to disability benefits from the Social Security Administration.

What can cause a traumatic brain injury?

Bodily injuries can be minor, or they can be serious. The location of an injury on an Oklahoma resident's body can play a large role in how fast they will recover, if recovery is an option. While injuries to bones and muscles often mend, injuries to organs can be damaging for the rest of their victims' lives.

A discussion of paralysis and its many life-altering symptoms

Paralysis can result from a number of traumas and medical conditions, including but not limited to spinal cord injuries, strokes, and Bell's palsy. The clearest indicator of paralysis in a patient is the inability of the patient to move their body. Depending upon the type, location, and nature of the paralysis the patient may suffer significant impairment to their extremities, torsos, and internal systems. This post is offered to provide Oklahoma residents with some information on how deeply paralysis can affect individuals and how this condition can form the basis of a disability benefits claim. It should not, however, be read as legal or medical advice.

Why are spinal cord injuries so serious?

An injury to a person's spinal cord can be a life-altering event. Although different spinal cord injuries may result in significantly varying symptoms and degrees of harm, serious trauma to the spinal cord can render a person disabled and unable to work. This post will offer Oklahoma residents some insights into the true challenges that spinal cord injury victims may face but, as with all medical information offered on this blog, this post should not be read as medical or legal advice.

Burn injuries and disability benefits

Burns can be painful and disfiguring. When they are left untreated they can become infected and result in secondary illnesses that can threaten the health and well-being of their victims. While most Oklahoma residents have suffered burns from hot pans, electrical equipment, or even the sun, only the most unfortunate have experienced burns severe enough to keep them out of work.

Working with victims of brain injuries and other physical harm

Last week's informative post on this disability benefits legal blog discussed the very serious problems that are associated with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A victim of TBI may be forced to live the remainder of their life with the consequences of their distress, which can include incapacity and the acquisition of a disability that prevents them from working.

Disability benefits may be available for victims of brain trauma

In recent years, research has been performed on the brains of deceased individuals who played football in the National Football League and at other competitive levels. Though many Oklahoma residents enjoy football as spectators, the players who fight on the gridiron can suffer significant trauma to their brains from the repetitive hits that their sport forces them to endure. Some of the players' brains that were studied showed signs of degeneration and impairments that could have affected the players' moods and overall health.

An amputation may qualify a person for disability benefits

A serious trauma can inflict significant and sometimes lifelong consequences on the health and well-being of an individual. For some who suffer injuries, there are no available medical treatments that will allow them to save their limbs and appendages. Nearly two million Americans live with amputations, and many of those individuals live right here in Oklahoma.

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