Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis

Richmond Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Corey Pollard

A fall from a ladder or scaffold, a motor vehicle crash while traveling between job sites, electrocution while working on machinery, or any other number of work accidents can cause your loved one to become paralyzed or suffer spinal cord damage. Workers’ compensation benefits provide a safety net for you and your family if this happens. You’ll likely need these benefits to pay for medical treatment and to cover lost wages.

Unfortunately, employers and insurers do not always do the right thing. They may deny your loved one’s claim and try to prevent your family from receiving the Virginia workers’ compensation benefits it so desperately needs. Richmond Workers’ Compensation Attorney Corey Pollard protects the rights of injured workers and helps them get the wage loss and medical benefits they need and deserve.

Call Corey Pollard at 757-810-5614, 804-788-4311, or email him at He represents injured workers throughout Virginia, including Richmond, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Arlington, and Fredericksburg.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord damage is usually irreversible. Depending on how bad the damage is, you will need ongoing medical care and wage loss benefits. Corey Pollard helps injured workers who have suffered the following spinal cord injuries:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Partial Paralysis
  • Nerve Damage

Corey Pollard will fight to have your injury covered by workers’ comp. Workers’ comp in Virginia will cover medical care, nursing, assisted living, special accomodations (vans, home modification), psychiatric care, and physical and occupational therapy.

If you are unable to return to work at all, you are entitled to total disability benefits. Depending on the severity of your condition, these benefits will last anywhere from 500 weeks to the rest of your lifetime. If you are able to return to work in some capacity, then you are eligible for partial disability benefits. You may also be eligible for benefits for permanent partial disability for specific body parts.

Richmond Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Corey Pollard will also explain to you the advantages and disadvantages of a lump sum settlement.

He has handled cases involving production workers, construction workers, industrial employees, and others who were disabled by falls, machinery, falling materials, vehicle accidents, and other events.

Corey Pollard is committed to making your life as normal as possible after a spinal cord injury at work. Contact him now for a free consultation.