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The psychological impact of becoming a quadriplegic

On Behalf of | Sep 30, 2022 | Spinal Cord Injury |

If an accident at work leaves you or a loved one a person with quadriplegia, it can have a profound psychological impact. Many people find themselves feeling angry, depressed, and isolated. 

It can be difficult to come to terms with the fact that you will never be able to do many things that you once took for granted. It’s important to remember that there are resources that can help you adjust to your new reality.

How to deal with the aftermath of such an accident

Quadriplegia happens when there is physical trauma to the base of the neck. It could occur from a slip and fall, being struck by an object, being caught between equipment, or falling from a significant height. 

One of the most challenging things about becoming quadriplegic is learning to cope with the new reality of your situation. It is a complicated and emotionally draining experience as it can be hard to come to terms with the fact that you will need help with everyday tasks that were once simple. 

You are also dealing with significant medical bills, purchasing specialized equipment, and the loss of income. It is important to remember that you are not alone. There are many organizations and support groups that can help you adjust to your new life. 

If you or a loved one has been left with quadriplegia due to a workplace accident, it is also essential to seek legal help to review your case and help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.