When a person is paralyzed as the result of an accident on the job, virtually every aspect of that worker’s life is dramatically altered. In addition to being unable to return to any kind of employment, employees who have suffered paralysis also face immense medical expenses and may require full-time at-home care.
People who were paralyzed in workplace accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, but negligent third parties may also be liable for damages. Workers in these cases need and deserve benefits as soon as possible.
Lawyer for Work-Related Paralysis in Miami, FL
Were you or your loved one paralyzed as the result of an accident on the job in South Florida? You should make sure that you have legal representation as soon as possible so you can obtain all of the benefits that you are entitled to.
Evan A. Hoffman is an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Miami who represents clients injured on the job throughout Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County. He can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case when you call (305) 940-2307 to schedule a free consultation.
Florida Paralysis Workers’ Compensation Information Center
- What are the different kinds of paralysis?
- How can be people be paralyzed on the job?
- Where can I learn more about paralysis in South Florida?
Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in one or more muscles in the body, most often caused by damage to the spinal cord. Paralysis has several variations, as it can be partial or complete, temporary or permanent, and localized or generalized.
The most common forms of paralysis include:
- Monoplegia — Paralysis of single limb;
- Hemiplegia — Paralysis affecting an arm and a leg on the same side of a person’s body;
- Paraplegia — Paralysis below the waist affecting the hips and both legs;
- Triplegia — Paralysis of three limbs, usually one arm and both legs although a person may suffer paralysis of both arms and one leg; and
- Tetraplegia (Quadriplegia) — Paralysis below the neck to all four limbs, including the torso.
A worker can be paralyzed as the result of many different kinds of accidents in a workplace. Most paralysis injuries involve some kind of damage to a victim’s spinal cord.
Some of the most common types of accidents that lead to employees being paralyzed include, but are not limited to:
- Construction accidents;
- Falling objects;
- Falls from heights;
- Head or traumatic brain injury (TBI);
- Machine crushing injuries;
- Motor vehicle accidents; or
- Slip and fall accidents.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and The Buoniconti Fund — The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis was co-founded in 1985 and one of its earliest supporters was Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti, whose son became a quadriplegic while making a tackle in a college football game. On this website, you can learn more about the Miami Project’s history, its FDA-approved clinical trials, and many of its other research efforts.
The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis
Lois Pope LIFE Center
1095 NW 14th Terrace
Miami, FL 33136
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation — Christopher Reeve was an actor and director largely known for his film portrayal of Superman before he was paralyzed in a May 1995 equestrian competition. In 1999, he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of the Christopher Reeve Foundation, which later on became the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (and is more commonly referred to as just The Reeve Foundation). On this website, you can learn more about living with paralysis, how to get support, and upcoming events.
The Hoffman Firm | Miami Workplace Paralysis Lawyer
If you or your loved one was paralyzed as the result of an accident on the job in South Florida caused by another party’s negligence, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. The Hoffman Firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us one cent unless we get you a financial award.
Miami workers’ compensation attorney Evan A. Hoffman helps injured workers in Homestead, Miami Beach, West Palm Beach, Aventura, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, and many surrounding areas of South Florida. Call (305) 940-2307 or complete an online contact form today to have our lawyer review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free, no obligation consultation.
Evan A. Hoffman
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