If you don’t believe you could be injured due to the fault of another party, it is likely you would be wrong. A recent poll that surveyed 2,000 people in July discovered the average person will suffer more than 10,000 injuries, illnesses and accidents throughout her or his lifetime. This includes seven accidents per year – meaning falls, crashes or collisions. Severe injuries can be suffered during such accidents, including some as potentially damaging as a serious back injury. The survey estimated the average person will deal with 725 cases of back pain, but did not go into the likelihood of damage to the spine. At least three hospital trips are expected of the average individual, according to the report.
This means individuals in Denver, Colorado, should be wary, especially while at the workplace. According to the results of the survey, about 30 percent of the seven accidents per year happened while at work. Those surveyed blamed these accidents on another party 70 percent of the time and about 20 percent of the survey’s respondents said their workplaces currently possessed a blatant hazard that is not being corrected. All of these things add up to a recipe for an injury and if it affects a person’s spinal cord, the damage could be life-changing.
If you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of such a situation and have become partially or fully paralyzed, it would be wise to speak to a legal professional. A qualified Colorado personal injury attorney may be able to help you retain your financial independence by making a claim against the responsible party and seeking an award for the costs that the injury has and will cause. If your injury has left you disabled, you may be able to ask for damages based on the unexpected loss of your ability to work.
Hive Health Media, “Lifetime of Injuries Report Reveals New Statistics on Workplace Accidents” No author given, Aug. 03, 2013