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Top 5 Steps for Back and Neck Injuries in Workers Compensation2019-05-18T10:15:22-04:00

Top 5 Steps for Back and Neck Injuries in Workers Compensation

Top 5 Steps for Workers’ Compensation Back or Neck Injuries

  1. Report the Back or Neck Injury – You have 30 days to report, but reporting immediately will help your case
  2. Maintain a Current / Consistent Address – You will have a lot of paperwork.  Use the same address on paperwork.
  3. Submit Mileage Reimbursement – 15 days is allowed for mileage reimbursement submission.
  4. Accept Rehab – Judge will want to see that you are trying to heal your back or neck injury.
  5. Attempt Light Duty – The judge will need to see you make an attempt at working another job.

Finally, not one of the steps, but always “be honest.”  The judge will find inconsistencies in your file.  Always be honest and allow your lawyer to fight for you.

Injury Overview

Back injury accidents are the most common work-related injuries in Georgia.  Typically, the low back is the more frequently injured part of the spine but neck injuries are not uncommon to injure the back or herniate a disc ( hernia ). Your back is made of bones, muscles, and other tissues that extend from your neck to your pelvis.

Most Common Injuries

Most common back injuries and spinal injuries include sprains and strains, herniated discs, hernia, and fractured vertebrae. Treatment will initially consist of conservative measures such as medications, ice, activity modification, physical therapy. If these are unsuccessful injections may be recommended in the form of epidural steroid injections. If these methods are not successful and the pain and disability continue, surgery may be

recommended.  However, the most common surgeries that we see are discectomies and surgical lumbar fusions.  Also, if you need medical treatment, it is important to know that your employer’s work comp insurance company will cover the costs.  At this point, it is helpful to speak with a work comp lawyer like Beth Gearhart who can explain the work comp medical benefits process.

See this post on discectomies and lumbar fusions for a workers comp back injury.

Sent Back to Work Too Early?

So, if you have a hernia, back injury, or spinal injury, please contact a workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia like Beth Gearhart.  Beth is the best Georgia workers’ compensation back injury lawyer, so call her today at (404) 445-8370.

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I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

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I got injured at work. Trying to deal with the insurance company became overwhelming mainly because I needed surgery and they would not respond to my calls or emails. I researched local attorneys and decided to choose Gearhart Law Group mainly because it was smaller, I liked the information I read and I felt I might get more individual attention. It turned out to be the best decision I have made in a long, long time. Beth Gearhart made me feel as though I were her only client. She responded to my emails immediately, every time. She explained the whole process from the beginning and everything unfolded exactly as she explained it would. The process took time but I received the surgery I needed and in the end was very surprised by the large financial settlement I received due to Ms. Gearhart’s expertise. I highly recommend Gearhart Law Group.

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From the moment I called Beth, I knew I had made the right decision. She returned my initial phone call very promptly and was sensitive to my case and situation. I had an injury in Georgia, but live in New York so the case was complicated and unique. I found her to be extremely knowledgeable about Georgia Workers Compensation laws which is what I needed assistance with. I would highly recommend Beth to anyone needed a Workers Compensation Lawyer.

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Words can’t express how thankful I am for such a superb team! From the very beginning Beth waisted no time, she executed every step of the way. I never had to worry. Gearhart Law Group made me feel like I was there most important priority and not another file you just throw away on the desk. From finding doctors and getting the best treatment possible Khristy, your a trooper thank you so much. Gearhart Law Group the best in GA hands down!!!
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