Workers' Comp for Spine & Joint Fractures in Des Moines, IA

Work-related accidents that involve spine and joint fractures can be career-ending and life-changing events. The fallout goes beyond an inability to work. Spinal cord fractures in particular can lead to a lifetime of physical challenges and significant pain.

Chances are that your life has been turned upside down following an on-the-job accident that led to serious injuries. At Lawyer, Lawyer, Dutton & Drake, L.L.P., we understand the challenges you are facing. We strive to even the odds you face in dealing with insurance companies and create customized strategies to secure the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to receive.

These Types Of Injuries May Come With Lifelong Consequences

Insurance companies are well-aware of the lifelong effects of job injuries that result in fractured bones, joints and vertebrae. For example, in falls, the spine can collapse or a disk can dislocate or rupture. Damage to the spinal disks may put pressure on the spinal cord, or the nerve roots as they exit the spine. This in turn causes symptoms in your legs and arms. Muscles can weaken and extremities can be left numb and painful. Simple acts of standing or walking can lead to significant pain in the back, neck and other parts of the body, limiting mobility and your ability to work.

Missed time following a workplace accident is only the beginning for many injured workers. Significant medical expenses in the form of diagnostic tests and long-term treatments require payments to the medical providers, and a variety of compensation to the injured worker. In some cases, a worker can suffer severe spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia. In those cases there are further types of family compensation benefits available, mainly consisting of payment for medical care provided by the family and reimbursement of expenses.

Call For A Free Consultation About Your Particular Claim

Workplace injuries are serious, and you should not delay getting good legal advice. We provide straightforward answers to very complicated questions. If nothing else, we can set you on the right course, and help you better understand why things are happening in your workers' compensation case. If you have suffered a bone, spine or joint fracture, call our Iowa workers' compensation attorneys at 515-224-4400, or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation at our Des Moines office.