Herniated Discs

Our vertebral discs are a fragile part of our bodies. Even though our spines are strong, it doesn’t mean life-changing injuries involving our discs can’t happen.

One common injury is herniated discs. They often happen over time as our discs wear down, but they can also occur from workplace injuries, accidents, or personal attacks.

The tricky part is proving that your injuries aren’t just from normal wear and tear. You need a skilled team of lawyers who know how to navigate the legal process. They can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries. Ganim Legal P.C. has extensive experience in personal injury and workplace cases involving herniated discs.

What Can You Consider a Herniated Disc?

The vertebral discs are like rubbery cushions located between the bones in our spine. They help absorb shock and give structure to our spine.

These discs have a soft jelly-like substance inside, surrounded by a tough outer layer called Annulus. When some of the jelly substance pushes out through a tear in the Annulus, it’s called a herniated disc.

Symptoms of herniated discs be different for everyone. Some people don’t feel any problems at all, while others’ back pain is so unbearable, they cannot do their normal activities. Sometimes, the symptoms may take time to appear.

If you have a herniated disc that was caused by something other than natural aging, you should be compensated for the costs of treatment. Ganim Legal P.C. is here to help ease the financial burden of dealing with herniated disc troubles.

How Does a Herniated Disc Affect Your Life?

When you have a herniated disc, it can affect nearby nerves and cause sensations like tingling or numbness. These feelings aren’t limited to just the affected area but can also spread to other areas connected to those nerves.

For example, if you have a herniated disc in your lower back, you might experience Sciatica. Sciatica is known for causing a sharp pain that shoots down your legs, making it difficult to walk and do other activities.

The symptoms can get worse over time, and herniated discs can also bring about additional problems such as:

bladder issues

Bladder issues

bowel disturbance

Bowel disturbances

loss of leg sensation

Loss of sensation in areas like the back of the legs, inner thighs, and rectum

These symptoms can greatly impact your life in a negative way. For instance, if your job involves heavy lifting, a herniated disc can seriously compromise your ability to work and make a living. If your herniated disc was caused by someone else or work-related issues, it’s important to seek compensation for the loss of income, physical and mental suffering, and medical expenses.

You can turn to Ganim Legal, P.C. for help. They specialize in helping people navigate these challenges and seek the compensation they deserve.

Common Causes for Herniated Discs

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There are some natural causes of herniated discs that can happen to anyone, such as:

  • Carrying too much weight
  • Family history and genetics
  • Sitting for long periods without breaks
  • Being inactive and not exercising regularly
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On the other hand, there are external factors that can also lead to herniated discs, including:

  • Jobs that require a lot of physical effort
  • Injuries that happen at work, like lifting heavy objects or doing repetitive tasks
  • Falling from a significant height
  • Auto accidents
If your job involves lifting, pulling, or pushing heavy objects, your discs can wear out. And if you must do the same tasks repeatedly, or if you’ve had a fall or are in an accident at work, your employer is responsible for covering your medical costs. Ganim Legal P.C. can fight for your rights to receive workers’ compensation.

If you’ve been in an accident or experienced physical harm due to someone else’s actions, your financial needs shouldn’t be ignored. Ganim Legal P.C. can handle your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Legal Claims in the Context of Herniated Discs?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation, there are a few things to consider. The seriousness of your injury, how it affects your daily life and work, your age when you were injured, and the overall impact of the injury are all important factors. Your claim can cover different things, such as:

  • Costs for medical treatment and rehabilitation
  • The help you need from a spouse, family member, or friend to take care of you
  • Any psychological harm you’ve experienced
  • The loss of enjoyment in activities you used to love
  • Present and future income lose because of your injury

The compensation amount may also depend on how much your injury will affect your future life. Ganim Legal P.C. is here to help you with your case. Attorney Paul Ganim and his team have more than thirty years of experience dealing with these matters.

Schedule a free consultation today to help get your problems solved.

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