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Brent Eames Wins Spinal Fusion Victory at Commission

Written by Brent Eames

April 9, 2020

We are happy to report another hard-fought victory before the Workers’ Compensation Commission on behalf of our client.  Our client suffered a significant lower back injury as a result of a trip-and-fall accident at work.  As a result of this accident, she was completely disabled from duty, and her treating orthopedic physician recommended a spinal fusion surgery in her lower back.  However, the work comp carrier refused to pay any disability benefits, and refused to authorize any necessary medical treatment.  Instead, the employer hired an independent medical examiner to argue that our client’s injury was unrelated to her work accident given that there was an initial delay in her reporting for medical treatment for approximately 1 month. The workers compensation carrier argued that this delay in obtaining treatment meant that our client’s injuries were purely degenerative in nature and unrelated to any injury at work.

Given the workers’ compensation carrier’s refusal to pay, Eames Law Group, Ltd. filed a request for an emergency hearing and pushed the case to trial.  After trial, which included the testimony of our client’s treating doctor, as well as the employer’s retained expert, the Commission sided with our client on all issues and awarded all owed benefits.  These benefits included over $35,000.00 in owed temporary disability benefits, and payment of all related medical expenses, including the lumbar fusion recommended by her treating surgeon.

Eames Law Group, Ltd. never stops fighting for our clients, and we will aggressively push cases to trial in order to obtain justice when insurance companies attempt to trample on the rights of our clients.  If you have been injured, you should contact Brent Eames for a free consultation to discuss your legal rights.

The content of this blog is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship, nor constitute legal advice. If you wish to discuss any further aspect of the material contained herein, please contact an attorney at Eames Law Group, Ltd. 

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