Nerve Injury Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA
A nerve injury at work can turn your life upside down, especially if you've been denied workers' compensation, or if you're being forced back to work before you are ready. Or maybe you've been receiving workers' compensation, but now you're wondering if a nerve damage workers' compensation settlement is right for you.
With Edgar Snyder & Associates, you don't have to worry about figuring out the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation system on your own. If you suffered a nerve injury on the job, our experienced, board-certified attorneys can answer any questions you may have. If you were denied benefits, or if you're interested in a settlement, it's in your best interest to call us for a free case review. We answer 24/7 at 412-394-1000.
Can I Sue for Nerve Damage After Surgery?
In some situations, you may be able to sue for nerve damage after surgery. If you sustain nerve damage in a surgery related to your work injury, it may be considered a medical malpractice issue, which could be pursued in addition to your workers' compensation claim. However, if no injury occurs as the result of the surgery, and it is only the result of your work injury, you would not have a medical malpractice claim.
To sue for nerve damage after surgery, you need to prove malpractice and injury separate from your work injury occurred. You must prove:
- You had a doctor-patient relationship with the doctor at fault.
- The doctor was negligent immediately before, during, or immediately after the surgery. In other words, the doctor did not give proper treatment where another competent doctor would have.
- The doctor caused physical harm or injury separate from your work injury.
Can You Get Compensated for Nerve Damage?
If you suffered a nerve injury at work, you can get compensated through the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation system. Depending on your time off work and your specific claim, you may be entitled to medical benefits, lost wages, and other work comp benefits related to your nerve damage.
Generally, the amount of compensation you are entitled to collect is based on the following:
- Your wages
- Time off work
- How long the nerve injury is expected to last
- How severely you are injured
- How much financial hardship you encounter, including lost wages, expenses, medical bills, and more
- Future medical costs
If you have been collecting workers' comp for over four months, or your condition is no longer improving, you may be interested in a nerve damage workers' compensation settlement.
To see if you're entitled to compensation for your nerve injury, or to see if a lump sum settlement is right for you, give our law firm a call at 412-394-1000.
Types of Nerve Damage Injuries
There are several different types of nerve damage injuries that may entitle you to workers' compensation. Nerve damage typically occurs from repetitive movement or stress (such as in carpal tunnel) or trauma, but there are many other causes. Unfortunately, nerve damage can at times lead to specific loss, meaning you are no longer able to use a certain body part.
Types of nerve damage include, but aren't limited to the following:
You may be interested in a hand injury settlement. Hand injuries are often the result of repetitive movement or traumatic injury. This may lead to specific loss—meaning loss of use, or complete loss of the body part, potentially entitling you to a workers' comp settlement for a hand injury.
Medical benefits and the average workers' comp settlement for a hand injury vary case-to-case. It's in your best interest to call Edgar Snyder & Associates if you were denied workers' comp for your hand injury, or if you're interested in a settlement. We can sort through the details of your injury and guide you through the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation system.
Pinched Nerve Injuries
Many nerve damage injuries are the result of a pinched nerve. Pinched nerves occur when there is too much pressure on a nerve's surrounding tissue. Treatment for a pinched nerve may require you to be off work, or may prevent you from doing your typical job. Surgery may be required.
If you were denied workers' compensation for your pinched nerve damage, or if you're interested in a pinched nerve workers' comp settlement, call our law firm at 412-394-1000.
Sciatica Nerve Injuries
If you suffered a sciatica nerve injury because of your job, you may be entitled to a sciatic nerve injury settlement or other benefits. Sciatic nerve injuries occur when a herniated disk or spinal abnormality press on the nerve, causing pain through your lower spine, buttock, and leg.
A sciatica workers' comp settlement can help with lost wages and future medical expenses. But it's crucial you speak to an attorney before accepting any settlement.
Get a Free Nerve Damage Work Injury Case Review
Our certified workers' compensation attorneys have been helping injured workers for over 35 years—let us guide you through the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation system. If you suffered a nerve injury at work, and you were denied benefits, or if you're interested in a workers' comp nerve damage settlement, call us first, or fill out the form on the page. You have nothing to lose—we offer a free legal consultation, and we mean it when we say, "There's never a fee unless we get money for you!"