Skilled Defense for Workers’ Compensation Back and Neck Claims
Back injuries and neck injuries are one of the largest categories of work injury claims. These famously lingering claims also constitute a serious exposure for employers and workers’ compensation insurers when the worker claims permanent total disability or permanent partial disability.
The Albany attorneys of Walsh and Hacker provide the skilled and aggressive representation to fight these hard-to-disprove cases. Whether you are dealing with several back/neck claims or one big one, we know how to challenge the work-duty connection or otherwise mitigate the costs of coverage.
We represent employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators in the Capital District, Upstate and the Hudson Valley in workers’ compensation claims and appeals. Call us at (518) 463-1269 or toll free at (866) 240-3041.
New York Back Injury Claim Defense Attorneys
In Workers’ Compensation Law Judge (WCLJ) hearings and Workers’ Compensation Board reviews, our experienced lawyers have a consistent record of defeating and mitigating claims of back and neck injuries:
- Fractured vertebrae
- Herniated disk
- Spinal cord trauma
- Back strains and sprains
- Cervical strains and whiplash
- Sciatica/pinched nerves
- Aggravation of previous back injuries
- Aggravation of pre-existing conditions such as degenerative disk disease
The most common defense is medical causation: Is the injury work-related or did the employee injure his or her back while off duty? We work closely with lay witnesses, medical experts and sometimes private investigators to contest whether the employee is in fact disabled from working and whether the injury was work-induced.
For injuries sustained after March 13, 2007, workers’ comp claims for permanent partial disability are capped. Nonetheless, back and neck injuries can be huge claims, especially if the worker is cleared for fusion surgery, discectomy or other expensive treatment.
Back and Neck Injury Attorneys for Employers and Insurers
We provide cost-effective litigation and negotiation services to minimize your exposure for employees’ back-related injury claims. Contact the Albany office of Walsh and Hacker to arrange a consultation.