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Permanent Disabilities You Can Suffer in a Workplace Accident

Workplace AccidentIn nearly every type of workplace accident, there is the chance a victim can suffer a permanent disability as a result of his or her injury. Disabilities can be physical or cognitive. They are defined as any physical or mental condition that limits an individual's abilities, senses, or movement. In addition, disabilities can be temporary or permanent.

The thought of being permanently disabled as the result of an accident in your workplace can be unsettling. If you are permanently disabled in an accident, you have a few options. One of these is filing a workplace accident claim. Another is seeking disability benefits from the State of California Department of Industrial Relations. Speak with a lawyer about how to pursue either of these options if you are disabled or if you are working on behalf of a disabled individual. A few examples of permanent disabilities that can result from workplace injuries include:


Blindness can be the result of contact between the eye and a toxic substance, a puncture to the eye, a brain injury, exposure to dangerously bright light, or any other damage to the eye such as a burn.


When an individual loses the ability to move or feel a particular area of the body, he or she is paralyzed in that area of the body. Paralysis can occur as the result of trauma to the brain or the spinal cord, which is the primary organ of the central nervous system.

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can occur as a result of a brain injury or from exposure to excessively loud noises, either over a prolonged period of time or from one sudden noise, such as an explosion. Hearing loss can be partial or result in total deafness.

Brain Damage

When an individual suffers an injury to the head, he or she can suffer from permanent brain damage. This brain damage can be somewhat minor, affecting the victim's memory and ability to follow simple instructions, or profound, resulting in reduced cognitive abilities for life and causing the individual to require long-term care.

Loss of a Limb

When an individual is in a vehicle accident or an accident with a piece of large machinery, he or she can lose a limb. The loss of an arm or a leg can permanently hinder the victim's ability to move and conduct daily tasks.

Work With a San Jose Workplace Accident Lawyer

Sometimes, a workplace accident can leave you facing a permanent disability. Disabilities can have a severe impact on your quality of life. If you are currently facing the prospect of a lifelong disability after being involved in a workplace accident, consider filing a workplace accident claim with help from our team of experienced San Jose workplace injury lawyers at Corsiglia, McMahon, & Allard, L.L.P. Call our firm today to set up your initial legal consultation with us. We proudly serve clients throughout the Bay Area, San Mateo County, Alameda County, San Benito County, Monterey County, and Santa Clara County.

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