We hear this all the time from people who have been seriously injured at work. They have a torn rotator cuff, or a slipped disc and they have been referred to surgery from their treating physician for a shoulder replacement or a spinal fusion. To anyone, especially someone who has been working heavy-duty for most of their life, the prospects are terrifying. Best case scenario, he can still play with his grandchildren. Worst case scenario, the surgery doesn't take and he is both in pain and debilitated for the long term.
Neither prospect sounds like something he wants.
And he's not entirely sure of what he needs.
And to be completely transparent, we've seen the worst happen. Every surgery is a risk, and not every surgery takes. We recently had a seriously injured worker have shoulder surgery and with rehab he was back to work inside of six months. On other cases, we have seen spinal fusions or shoulder replacements end up needing a second surgery or dealing out chronic pain.
So how's a lawyer going to help you with that?
The reality is that there is very little we can do about your actual medical treatment prognosis. But we are very passionate about going to bat for you and make sure your recommended treatment is authorized and your benefits checks keep coming. We just won a financial award for a seriously injured worker with a back injury who's benefits had been denied by the insurance company.
Your life can change considerably after a serious injury, which is why you need an attorney to make sure you and your family are taken care of no matter what. Even if you are a Union Guy or Gal you may need to consider hiring your own attorney - your attorney should hit all of the indicators on the checklist.
We hear all the time from people who feel like they are just "being run through the mill."
You'll never be just another number with us.
Have you been seriously injured at work and you are worried you might have a permanent injury? Are you afraid to have surgery? Do you need surgery and it's not being authorized?
Give us a call today. We have helped many clients turn their lemons into lemonade - a permanent injury may be daunting but it doesn't have to ruin your life.
Have you met Bob? He had two rotator cuff surgeries and ended up with a permanent injury. More on his story click here......