Neck, Back and Spinal Injuries
There are few work injuries that are more serious than those affecting the neck and back. These injuries can range from mild discomfort to debilitating pain and each one is cause for serious concern.
An injury to the neck or back can be the result of a specific incident or something that occurs over time based on the nature of your work. Proper medical attention early on is essential for long-term recovery. As such, it is important that you demand that your injury be evaluated and treated by the proper physicians and that a specialized course of treatment is recommended and authorized.
Even minor work-related neck or back injuries left untreated can deteriorate over time and cause serious issues and pain later in life. Factoring in the resulting potential wage loss, these injuries are not something that can be left untreated.
Neck and Back Work Injury Cases We Handle
We can help you with a range of neck and back injuries including:
- Herniated disks
- Lower back injuries
- Bulging disks
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Nerve impingements
- Cervical injuries (Neck)
- And others
When dealing with work injury claims, you can’t afford to delay contacting an attorney. The insurance company has already begun working on your workers’ compensation case. They are gathering evidence regarding the prior medical care you have received, talking with your employer and co-workers, and doing everything possible to convince your doctors that you do not need medical treatment.
What to Do If You Have Experienced a Work-Related Neck or Back Injury
If you experience a workplace injury relating to your neck or back, you may need immediate treatment including medications, physical therapy, diagnostic testing, injections, or even surgery.
Insurance companies are aware of the seriousness of these injuries and will work to gather evidence to deny your claim. They will send you to doctors on their preferred lists, deny medically necessary diagnostic tests and encourage your physician to send you back to work without treatment or restrictions. Then, when they have convinced you that you don’t need treatment or that your complaints are not valid, the insurance companies will try to settle your claim for a fraction of the cost of its true value.