New York Herniated Disc Attorneys
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in New York Representing Individuals Suffering from Herniated Discs
A herniated disc is an extremely painful injury that is often brought on by an accident involving a sudden impact. Such accidents include every manner of traffic accident, slip and fall accidents, and accidents on the job. Additionally, some herniated disc injuries are acquired more gradually – often by work that requires heavy, repetitive lifting. If someone else's negligence or your job leaves you with a herniated disc, contact an experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorney today.
Herniated Discs: The Injury
The Mayo Clinic reports that a herniated disc relates to a problem with one of the rubbery discs that separate the vertebrae, which are the bones that stack together to form your spine. A herniated disc is sometimes referred to as a ruptured disc or a slipped disc, and the injury occurs when some of the disc's jellylike inside slips outside its protective cover. A herniated disc can occur anywhere along the spine and can lead to serious pain and movement limitations.
Herniated Discs: Signs and Symptoms
The Mayo Clinic shares that the signs and symptoms associated with herniated discs depend upon where the injured disc is located and on whether the disc presses on a nerve, which can be exceedingly painful. Symptoms often include:
- Pain in the legs – If the injury is in the lower back, the associated pain is generally located in the legs.
- Pain in the Arms – If the injury is in the neck area, the associated pain is likely to congregate in the shoulders and arms.
- Numbness and tingling – A herniated disc is often associated with numbness and/or tingling that radiates out from the body part served by the injured disc.
- General Weakness – A herniated disc can lead to weakened muscles that affect the sufferer’s ability to lift, carry, and/or hold things.
Traffic Accidents and Herniated Discs
The impact of a car, truck, motorcycle, bike, or pedestrian accident is often immense, and this impact can lead to a herniated disc and attendant chronic pain and diminished range of motion. A herniated disc injury is not only painful to endure and expensive to treat but can also lead to lost hours and wages on the job. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, seek immediate medical attention. This is not only in the best interest of your health but also in the best interest of your personal injury claim.
Herniated Discs on the Job
The impact of a sudden accident on the job can also lead to a herniated disc. It’s important to recognize, however, that work involving repetitive lifting can slowly wear away at your discs and lead to a herniated disc injury that can hamper your ability to work, diminish your earning capacity into the future, and even alter your career trajectory.
If Someone Else’s Negligence Leaves You with a Herniated Disc, Consult with an Experienced Brooklyn Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Whether you’ve been injured in a traffic accident, a slip and fall accident, or on the job, the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman in Brooklyn have the experience, commitment, and knowledge to help. Our skilled legal team is on your side, so please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 212-285-3300 to schedule a free consultation today.