Committed and compassionate advocacy for workers with neck, back injuries

Jul 08 2016

When it comes to on-the-job injuries, many workplaces have an unspoken — and highly unfortunate — mentality that in the absence of catastrophic harm, employees should silently endure any significant pain or discomfort. For example, if a worker strains their neck or hurts their back, they will be expected to keep the matter to themselves, get their work done and deal with the injury on their own time.

As frustrating as this notion of “toughing it out” can be, it can be even more frustrating when a worker who has seriously injured their neck or back actually has the courage to speak up about their work injury only to find their claim for workers’ compensation benefits has been denied by their employer’s insurance company.

The simple reality is that regardless of the circumstances in which an employer suffers a neck or back injury — moving a pallet, driving a truck or leaning down to open a cabinet, etc. — they can sometimes be difficult to diagnose and treat effectively. As a result, work comp insurance companies love nothing more than to say “no” to these types of claims.

While this can be difficult to hear, it doesn’t mean that injured workers don’t have options.

At Alverson + O’Brien, we have years of experience protecting the best interests of clients who have suffered debilitating neck and back injuries on the job only to see their work comp claims unfairly denied.

Indeed, if a sprain or strain has left you sidelined for a considerable amount of time, or a severe nerve impingement or herniated disc has left you permanently disabled, you can take great comfort in the fact that we will fight to secure the peace of mind you deserve. This is true regardless of whether we’re challenging a claim denial, contesting the premature termination of benefits or demanding coverage for qualified medical expenses.

To learn more about our committed and compassionate advocacy in this area, please visit our website.