Boise Neck Injury Claims
If you are reading this page, you are probably experiencing pain in your neck, down your arms, and numbness and tingling in your hands. Cervical, or neck injuries, affect more than just your ability to move your head around. The cervical nerves that are in your neck go down your arms and into your hands, so when you hurt your neck it can essentially shut down your entire upper body and makes it really difficult to work. We have represented hundreds of injured workers throughout the state of Idaho that have injured their necks. Many of our clients have had cervical fusion surgeries. We know how to handle these claims. Call us at 208.232.6101 with your questions about your Boise work-related neck injury claim, and we will answer them for free.
The best place to injure your spine is in your neck. Most of the time, the skilled neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons throughout the state can fix your neck injury with a cervical fusion surgery. I have seen people be able to go back to work after their neck fusion surgery, performed by a competent, experienced spinal surgeon. In fact, some of the time, some clients come off the operating table pain free after their neck surgery. However, this is not always the case, and sometimes there are complications that happen after your surgery. If you experience these complications, you will need the cooperation of your surgeon to give you restrictions on how much you can lift. Most spinal surgeons will give restrictions, so you do not tear out the screws that they drill into your vertebrae to attach the steel plates that hold the fusions together. Once again, you must have the cooperation of your doctor in setting these restrictions, or limitations, on what you can lift, especially over your head, after your surgery has been completed.
Most of the time, we have found it helpful to have a physical therapist test you after you come to maximum medical improvement to see what you can lift off of the floor to your waist, how much you can lift to your shoulder height, and how much you can lift over your head. People with cervical fusion surgeries often experience problems in working with computer monitors after their surgery, if they work in an office. You will need to have restrictions on how much time you can spend working with a computer each day so that you can avoid jobs that require many hours of computer work day after day. You will find that you cannot do these types of jobs. In order to be compensated for losing this type of work, you need to have these restrictions.
Work injuries only comprise approximately 2-3% of all cervical fusion, or neck fusion, surgeries that are completed by the doctor that will treat you. Asking for the restrictions, or limitations, from you doctor can sometimes be offensive to your doctor because they may interpret the request as you are criticizing their surgery. We work with doctors throughout the Boise, Nampa, and Caldwell areas and help them understand that in an Idaho worker’s compensations claim, the system needs you to have them give specific restrictions, or limitations, so you can know where you should go back to work after you are injured. These restrictions and limitations will have a huge affect on the value of your claim. It is critical that your doctor tell the truth about what restrictions and limitations you should have so that you can be adequately compensated under the Idaho worker’s compensation law. As experienced Idaho worker’s compensation attorneys, we can help your doctor understand how important it is that they set these restrictions and limitations so that you can be paid all the Idaho worker’s compensation benefits to which you are legally entitled. Not a penny more and not a penny less.
Call us today at 208.395.0011 and put us to work on your Boise area neck injury claim. Remember we don’t get paid until you get paid. Free case reviews no obligation.