Back Injury Claims
Seek Relief with a Vermont Workers' Compensation Lawyer
If you’re suffering from a back injury due to a workplace accident, then you may also be suffering lost wages, facing numerous medical expenses, and you may have to deal with possible disputes with your employer and its workers’ compensation insurance company. The Law Office of Charles L. Powell PLLC can help you resolve disputes over disability income, and help to pursue the benefits to cover your injury-related costs and your medical and prescription needs. Attorney Powell has 33 years of legal experience in litigation and is ready to assist you in filing your claim and dealing with the insurance company.
Fight for the compensation you deserve following your accident. Call our firm at (802) 731-0154 today.
Navigating Your Back Injury Claim
There are different types of back injuries. Some are herniated disks and may require surgery. Some involve pain at the injury location but also involve pain going down a leg – even though the leg wasn’t hurt (this is often called radiating pain or “radiculopathy.”)
If you had any previous back injury or previous back treatment, the insurer often is interested to blame that old condition and use that old condition as an excuse to deny your need to be treated for you work injury. The insurer may deny the case in part by blaming your injury symptoms as allegedly caused by “pre-existing” conditions. But you should know:
- Pre-existing conditions are not necessarily felt by the patient or even known to the patient.
- Even MRI and X-ray findings of a pre-existing condition don’t necessarily mean there were any symptoms.
- Any pre-existing condition that is “aggravated” by your work injury is covered by worker’s compensation.
Are you ready to start exploring your back injury claim options? Our firm is ready to hear from you. Fill out our online form today to request a free case evaluation.