Soft Tissue Injuries
Many employees are injured each year in what are commonly considered “soft tissue” injuries, such as back, neck, and shoulder injuries. These injuries don’t show up well on x-rays compared to broken bones, but they are often as debilitating, or even more debilitating, than broken bones (which often heal fairly quickly).
Soft tissue injuries can be extremely painful. In both work and non-work settings, those suffering from soft tissue injuries may be severely limited in what they can do. Often, doctors prohibit patients with these types of injuries from doing any form of lifting. Sitting at a desk for a long period can be difficult or even possible.
Insurance Company Views
While insurance companies know that soft tissue injuries occur and can be severe, they often take a jaded view in terms of providing full compensation for injury victims. In some cases, they may believe that the injury did not occur at work, or actually was the result of a pre-existing injury. They tend to want to minimize both payments and medical treatment, and for injury victims return to work sooner than a doctor may prescribe. They may also want to discontinue treatment on the belief that continued treatment is not improving a patient’s condition.
I Fight for the Rights and Continued Treatment of Clients
If you’ve sustained a soft tissue injury, it’s important to have an experienced worker’s compensation lawyer in your corner to fight the efforts of insurance companies to minimize payouts and discontinue treatment. I will be there for you.
Call me to schedule a free consultation at your convenience. Once I understand the nature of your injury, I can advise how I can protect your interests.