A personal injury accident can interrupt a person’s life emotionally, physically, and financially. To help victims compensate for their losses and inconvenience, the law allows them to pursue compensation via personal injury claims. If successful, victims can collect enough money to cover the cost of medical expenses, lost wages, and therapy costs, in addition to money for things that cannot be valued, such as the loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering.
However, if unsuccessful, victims are forced to foot the bill for those expenses on their own. For many injured parties, the medical expenses alone are bank-breaking; for those who can not work as a result of their injuries and who had little resources to begin with, they could be financially devastating. This is especially true for more severe injuries.
At BDIW Law, we strive to help individuals recover compensation to which they are entitled after a serious accident has left them injured, unable to work, and with outstanding medical bills. We represent clients who have suffered all types of injuries, including catastrophic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burns and cuts, broken bones, wrongful death, and more. To learn more about how we can help you, call our firm today.
Common Types of Injuries We Cover
At BDIW Law, no case is too great or too small for us to take on. If an injury negatively impacted your life in more ways than one, contact our firm to discuss the merits of your case. We will begin the process of gathering the information and evidence necessary to put you in a strong position of negotiation.
Some types of injuries we routinely help recover for include the following:
Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries can forever change your life, as they often lead to paralysis, memory loss, decline in cognitive function, behavioral and personality changes, loss of sight and feeling, and other life-changing consequences. Though no amount of money can ever help you replace what was lost, a sizable settlement can help you cover long-term medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
Lacerations and Burns
Though lacerations and burns can occur in any type of injury, car accident victims, in particular, are prone to these types of injuries. Deep lacerations that affect the underlying tissues can result from an object flying through the windshield or even a seatbelt.
Burns might occur when a tank explodes or when a part of the body comes into contact with an exposed part of the powertrain. Lacerations and burns often require extensive medical care to treat and sometimes surgery.
Broken bones necessitate immediate medical attention to set and ongoing medical attention to ensure they are healing properly. Depending on the bone or bones broken, they may prevent a person from working.
Neck and Back Injuries
Neck and back injuries often result in injury to the soft tissue, nerves, and vertebrae, or a combination of all three. Regardless of what was affected, the injury can lead to long-term pain and stiffness. Victims often require ongoing medical care and prescription medications to alleviate the pain and resume life as normal.
Facial and Dental Injuries
If you receive a blow to the face or are propelled forward in an accident, you may sustain costly and painful facial and dental injuries. Broken teeth, dislodged teeth, root fractures, jaw disfigurement, scarring, disfigurement, and corneal abrasions are a few of the more common facial and dental injuries sustained in personal injury accidents.
Whiplash can result in severe and life-altering symptoms, including but not limited to dizziness, fatigue, memory problems, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), headaches, and neck and pain stiffness, among others. Whiplash can create long-term implications for health, including limited mobility, and impact your quality of life. Don’t overlook the importance of reporting and getting care for such injuries.
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How Common Are Workplace Injuries in Oklahoma?
The U.S. Department of Labor oversees the collection of information related to workplace incidents and reports that information to the state. For many people, it can be shocking to see just how common these accidents can be.
Here are some statistics from 2020 as reported by the Oklahoma Department of Labor:
- 18,900 work-related injuries occurred in 2020
- 12,700 people suffered injuries on the job that required them to miss some time at work.
- 6,200 people suffered injuries so significant they needed to be assigned to other tasks
- The most common cause of injuries included exposure to harmful substances or environments and overexertion and bodily reaction
- The median number of days an injured worker was unable to go to work due to their injury was 10.
If you suffered any type of work-related injury, you have the right to report that injury to your employer and receive compensation for your losses. Doing so not only helps you to get compensation for your losses, but it may also help influence changes that keep employees safe on the job.
Contact Our Ponca City Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury or injuries in an accident caused by another person’s or entity’s negligence, contact BDIW Law to discuss your case. Call our firm today to schedule your free consultation today.
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