Antioch Area Herniated Disk Injury Attorneys
If you have suffered a back injury due to an accident in the workplace or in your personal life, it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer immediately. Back injuries are the most common injury in a wide range of accidents, and they need to be properly diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
The Concord back injury attorneys at the Goforth & Lucas Law Partnership understand the stress and concern that individuals feel when they are faced with potentially life-altering injuries. We strive to assist clients in finding the appropriate orthopedic specialist who can help him or her get on the path to physical, emotional and financial recovery.
The reality is that in industrial and nonindustrial cases, back injuries are probably the most prevalent kind of complaint. The most severe spinal injuries are disk herniations and injuries requiring disk replacement surgeries. We have worked diligently to build a network of medical professionals in this area. The orthopedic doctors that we consult with are world-class surgeons, and we and our clients have had long standing success with them.
Back injury cases generally are accompanied by the following damage components for which we recover money settlements:
- The necessity for future (life long) medical care
- Wage loss and loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Selection of effective orthopedic treating physicians
- Essential procedures including EKGs, MRIs, ESIs
One of the central issues in back injury cases is that virtually every spinal surgery, in the eyes of the insurance company, is too expensive. The patient's suffering is thus commonly compounded by the insurance company tactics including utilization review denials and delay. For reasons of cost or greed, insurance carriers are hesitant to approve even reasonable and necessary surgical procedures.
Our lawyers do whatever it takes to get you to the correct orthopedic doctor and get your spinal care or surgery approved. We strive to get our clients back to their pre-accident state of good health which they enjoyed prior to their accident.
Governor Jerry Brown recently signed SB 863 which will affect all workers' compensation benefits beginning in 2013. Injured workers must protect their rights under the new law. To level the playing field against insurance carriers and their defense firms you must have aggressive and experienced representation from lawyers who fully understand both sides of your dispute as well as the new laws. If you have suffered personal injury, workers' compensation disability, or are fighting foreclosure because of your injuries, Goforth & Lucas will fight to protect your legal interests and obtain the best possible economic recovery.
We provide a confidential consultation to all clients. Contact us or call us at 925-265-8964 to schedule a meeting with our California workplace accident attorneys. There is no fee unless we recover a money settlement in your case.