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Workers Comp Denied as Degenerative Disc Disease

Workers Comp Degenerative Disc Disease in the low back or lumbar spine is the focus of our work injury law practice. We represent people who have significant low back pain and limitations which prevent them from doing physical labor like they used to. Our job to is prove that the physical job duties of their work contributed to their lumbar degenerative disc disease. The workers compensation insurance company and the IME or independent medical examiner like to deny workers comp claims saying its pre-existing or unrelated to the job. While every case is different and there are no guarantees, our track record speaks for itself. The following blogs will discuss degenerative disc disease so people can better understand how their condition is related to the work they do or did.

Cervical Radiculopathy Treatment

Workers compensation cervical radiculopathy treatment often starts with nonsurgical treatment unless the nerve problem is getting worse rapidly. At first, the doctor may prescribe immobilization of the neck. Keeping the neck still for a short time can calm inflammation and pain. This might include being off work on TTD benefits with one to two days of bed rest and the use of a soft neck collar. This collar is a padded ring that wraps around the neck and is held in place by a Velcro strap. Normally, a patient need only wear a collar for one to two weeks. Wearing it longer tends to weaken the neck muscles.

Workers Comp Benefits Cut Off

Workers comp benefits cut off, what can I do?  McCormick Law Office attorneys get asked this question every day and our answer is we will fight for worker's compensation benefits.  Each case is different, and how we go about obtaining worker's comp benefits depends on the nature of your injury, the stage of the workers compensation process and your ultimate goal, whether it's a lump sum loss of earning capacity settlement, payment for retraining benefits or vocational rehabilitation, or a return to work after receiving necessary medical treatment.

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