Off The Record – Workers’ Comp – Consequential Injuries
My name is Greg Osborn. I’m an attorney at Turley Redmond & Rosasco, specializing in workers’ compensation claims. Today I wanna talk about what they say are consequential injuries. So, for example, just to make it clear and easy, let’s say you injure your right knee at work and it’s a very clear traumatic injury. The case is accepted, you’ve received payment and you receive your medical care without any issue from the insurance carrier. Unfortunately, that’s not always the end of the situation, especially with injuries and orthopedic injuries.
So let’s say, for example, you have that right knee surgery and you’re limping. You’re on crutches and you’re favoring your left side. And because you’re favoring the left side, your left knee begins to hurt and you end up with damage to your left knee. Now, obviously, that left knee injury didn’t happen in the accident, specifically, however, that does not mean you’re not entitled to both financial compensation and medical care on that left knee. This is what we claim as a consequential injury. And how we make it a part of the case is we present the medical evidence to the law judge, and ultimately, we likely will end up on trial with the insurance carrier. The insurance carriers, as you can imagine, will not just automatically and happily accept additional injuries to these cases.
So that’s why you need an attorney as you’ll probably be going through the trial, litigation, and hearing process. We at Turley Redmond & Rosasco specialize in all types of injuries, including the consequential injury so we could certainly help you with that claim. Give us a call at 516-745-5666.