Some Of The Most Serious Injuries Involve The Neck And Back
If you have suffered a neck or back injury at work in Kansas or Missouri, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help you navigate the complicated workers’ compensation process.
My name is Tim Alvarez, and I am a Kansas City back injuries lawyer who has over 30 years of experience. Not only do I have a firm commitment to helping my clients but I have been recognized every year since 2007 as one of the Best of the Bar in Workers’ Compensation by the Kansas City Business Journal.
Neck And Back Injuries Usually Fall Into Two Categories
I know that back and neck injuries are some of the most serious injuries you can endure. These injuries are usually one of two types:
- Disc injuries: This can include bulging discs, herniated discs or ruptured discs that can also injure spinal nerves that affect arms and legs. The pain and numbness can extend down to hands, fingers, feet, legs and toes. Often the treatment for a disc injury may include a discectomy, spine fusion surgery and installing hardware such as screws and plates.
- Muscle injuries: Strains, tears, sprains, spasms and pulls can affect mobility and your ability to function. This type of injury can also result in permanent disability or impairment.
Spinal cord injuries that require spinal fusion surgery are also a neck or back injury. Having an attorney involved early on in the process can help prevent problems with your application or negotiating full benefits later on.
It is important to remember that insurance companies have attorneys at their disposal who are just a phone call away. To even the playing field, you should have a lawyer who is on your side as well. Even if you think the workers’ comp process is going smoothly, having an attorney double check that the amount you are receiving is correct or that you are receiving the proper type and amount of medical care can make a substantial difference.
In many instances, getting a second opinion is crucial to determining if the treatment plan is sufficient and if there is a need for future medical treatment. Remember, the workers’ comp insurance company hires the doctor you are initially sent to see and they often make mistakes, under treat or undervalue a claim to save the insurance company money. Many divisions of workers’ compensation departments in states have statistics that prove those individuals who work with an attorney usually end up receiving significantly more compensation and benefits.
A Lawyer Who Has Your Best Interests In Mind
If you were injured at work, it is important to speak to a workers’ compensation attorney about your legal rights and options. Please contact me, attorney Tim Alvarez, for a free consultation today about your case. I can help you get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve. There are no upfront fees, and I only get paid if you recover. I can analyze your case to determine if you can also file a personal injury claim.
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