Construction Site Accidents in the Bay Area

Construction Accidents

Legal Information and Counsel Regarding Dangerous and Defective Machinery and Equipment

When you are injured on a construction site because of defective or dangerous tools, you will likely be able to pursue compensation from one or more sources. Each source, however, will involve legal challenges. For instance:

  • A Workers’ Compensation claim can involve the need to determine the extent and cause of your injuries, the length and severity of any disability and the financial worth of the claim.
  • A third-party claim can lead to disputes regarding whether a third party’s negligence actually caused the injury, insurance coverage, extent of injuries, amount of loss and the value of the claim.

Attorney Joseph S. Nierenberg of the San Francisco law firm of Weber & Nierenberg have handled construction site accidents for 27 years and can provide the legal assistance you need following a serious accident or loss of a loved one.

If dangerous materials, a defective tool or a third-party contractor’s negligence led to a construction accident, we can investigate your case, and present your claim for Workers’ Compensation benefits or a lump-sum payment from an insurer. We work with accident reconstructionists and medical professionals and are experienced at obtaining compensation for lost wages and income, medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium and a range of other types of loss.

If you have been injured at work from scaffolding, a ladder, heavy machinery, an hand-held tool or other equipment, don’t get information only from your employer. Consult with an attorney who has your interests and rights in mind. Contact Weber & Nierenberg by calling 1-866-288-6010.

Spinal Disc Injuries – Causes and Treatment

San Francisco Bay Area Back Injury Attorney

Back pain is a common problem, afflicting millions of Americans. Back pain is typically caused by personal injury, age, conditions such as osteoarthritis or Paget’s disease, and weight. As a result, the cause of back pain generally involves injuries to ligaments and muscles, fractures, and torn or ruptured discs. In cases involving pulls or strains, back pain usually goes away by itself in about four weeks. In cases involving herniated discs or fractures link to herniated discs or fractures, matters can be complicated by nerve pressure and inflammation. If flare ups continue with some regularity, eventually chronic pain and decreased mobility may require back surgery.

Herniated Discs and Back Pain

A disc sits above the spinal canal containing nerves that run from the brain to the rest of the body. A disc contains gelatinous matter that helps confer flexibility on the spine. In a back injury where excessive weight or pressure is transferred to the spine, the outer membrane of a disc may tear, allowing its gelatinous core to create a bulge that compresses nerve roots along the spinal canal. This can result in pinched nerves, leading to loss of sensation or tingling in the extremities. If the disc does not heal or is prone to herniation, the result may be chronic pain that is difficult to treat. In these kinds of cases, spinal fusion surgery may be necessary.

Spinal Fusion Surgery and Herniated Discs

When rest or physical therapy is not enough to heal a herniated disc, spinal fusion surgery may be required. Spinal fusion surgery involves taking a bone graft and using it to fuse two bones together to create a stable encasement for a bulging disc. This involves fusing the vertebra above and below the herniated disc to prevent movement between them. Screws and plates are then affixed to make sure the vertebrae are secure until the bulging disc heals. While expensive, spinal fusion surgery may be the only option people have when a herniated disc will not heal properly.

Contact Bay Area San Francisco Back Injury Attorneys

Any award or settlement in a personal injury case involving back injuries should take into consideration the considerable costs of spinal fusion surgery. If a car, truck, motorcycle, or construction accident has left you with a herniated disc, it’s important to consult an experienced back doctor to determine whether you need spinal fusion or surgery or may need it in the future.

For more information regarding back pain and personal injuries, contact San Francisco personal injury attorneys Weber & Nierenberg today.

 
 
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