Our client was working as a packer for Amazon when she suffered an injury to her lower back as a result bending, lifting, and twisting on the line. After conservative treatment failed to resolve her pain, she was recommended to undergo a spinal fusion surgery by her treating orthopedic doctor. Amazon responded by retaining two different doctors to dispute our client’s need for the proposed surgery. One of these retained medical examiners even claimed that our client was capable of full and unrestricted work notwithstanding her debilitating pain. Given the opinions of these medical examiners, Amazon refused to pay for or authorize the proposed spine surgery, and refused to pay our client any temporary disability benefits while she was off of work. After Amazon refused to pay benefits, Work Comp lawyer Brent Eames filed a request for an emergency hearing and took the case to trial.
After trial, the Workers’ Compensation Arbitrator ruled for our client and against Amazon by holding that the proposed fusion surgery is reasonable, necessary, and causally related to our client’s work activities as a packer. As a result, Amazon will be required to pay for the proposed spinal fusion surgery, as well as all owed disability benefits while our client was restricted from working.
Chicago work comp lawyer Brent Eames is aggressive and experienced in fighting back when employers like Amazon deny and dispute owed benefits. If your employer is refusing to pay for Illinois work comp benefits, it is always worth it to immediately contact an experienced work comp attorney at Eames Law Group, Ltd. to discuss your rights and put yourself in the best position to fight for your benefits. 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.
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