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Firefighter Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in NYC

Of all the injuries that a firefighter is at risk of suffering on the job, a spinal cord injury is among the worst. The spinal cord is what makes it possible for the brain to monitor and control the various organs and muscles of the body, as it extends the central nervous system from the base of the brain. Depending on the severity, such an injury can result in organ dysfunction and partial or total paralysis, such as in the case of paraplegia and quadriplegia. A firefighter who sustains a spinal cord injury in a fall from height may never be able to return to the line of duty, let alone be able to work at any other job in the future. If you or a loved one has suffered this catastrophic injury, it is vital that you take action as soon as possible to recover any financial compensation that may be available.

Unlike the majority of the labor force in New York, firefighters who are injured on the job are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Instead, you will have to prove your accident was the result of another person’s negligence, whether it was a superior or fellow firefighter, a property owner or resident, or the manufacturer of faulty equipment. If successful, you could receive full compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and damages for pain and suffering. Contact The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny for a free consultation to learn whether you have grounds to sue for damages.

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Information About Spinal Cord Injuries

Of all injuries reported to the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Incident Reporting System from 2006 through 2008, injuries to the spine accounted for only 3.2 percent. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that slip-and-fall accidents cause 22 percent of all new spinal cord injuries every year. According to the CDC, a spinal cord injury will cost between $15,000 and $30,000 per year on average in medical expenses alone and between $500,000 and $3 million over the course of a lifetime. These figures do not account for the amount of income you stand to lose as a result of being partially or totally disabled.

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