Michigan workers comp lawyer explains why neck injuries at work are frequently disputed by insurance companies.
Our workers comp lawyers frequently handle cases involving neck injuries. An injury to the neck can be a life changing event because it can result in permanent medical restrictions and a loss of lifetime earning potential.
Individuals with neck injuries often experience chronic pain that interferes with their ability to work and live a normal life.
If an individual has always done heavy work, the transition to a sit down job can be difficult. Vocational rehabilitation and retraining are almost always required.
Surgery may also be required and recovery can take months or even years. Common neck surgeries include laminectomy and fusion procedures.
Insurance companies don’t want to take responsibility
If you have suffered a neck injury at work, you are entitled to weekly wage loss benefits and medical treatment under workers comp.
An experienced workers comp lawyer can help you get all the benefits that you deserve for your work injury. You don’t have to fight the insurance company alone!
Don’t find yourself in court having to prove that you are really hurt
Report a neck injury to your employer as soon as it happens and seek prompt medical care. Your employer may require that you are seen at an industrial clinic such as Concentra.
Neck injuries frequently occur from a specific trauma. Make sure that you explain how and when you hurt yourself at work.
Injuries to the neck are frequently disputed by insurance companies
Neck injuries are often difficult to diagnose and treat. It is sometimes difficult to pinpoint the exact source of neck pain and even more difficult to prove that the work injury was the cause. These workers comp claims will frequently involve controversy.
Insurance companies will tell you that your neck pain is just part of the aging process called degenerative disc disease. Get a second opinion from a doctor that you trust. This is especially true if you have a herniated disc, disc protrusion, pinched nerve, or radiculopathy.
Preexisting neck problems can also be covered
Preexisting neck problems can be made worse by a work injury. Watch for new symptoms like pain or numbness down your arm. If you could work before an injury but cannot now this could be significant to your workers comp claim.
Get the help that you need because the advice is free
To speak with one of our workers comp lawyers, call (855) 221-COMP for a free consultation. There is no fee unless workers comp benefits are recovered for you.
- Alex Berman is the founder of the law firm. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 30 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to review a case.