A workers’ compensation insurance carrier might tell an injured worker, “You have degenerative disc disease (DDD) in your spine, and we are not responsible for it.” Unfortunately, Claims Adjusters and Nurse Case Managers follow a particular protocol when dealing with degenerative disc disease and other types of arthritis, which results in denying the claim.
Degenerative disc disease is something that occurs over time or advances with strenuous activity. In fact, 90% of the population has some form of DDD, but people are not aware of it because this condition is not always painful. If you get injured on the job and never had back pain before, then chances are you aggravated that underlying DDD. If you get injured on the job and did have issues with back pain, but the job injury made it much worse, then chances are you aggravated the underlying DDD.
Here at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we want to hear your case and provide you with the information you need to recover the compensation you are entitled to. If you would like a more detailed explanation, email or contact us at (215) 223-6718 to talk to an experienced attorney. Our lawyers handle workers’ compensation cases on a contingency basis. We only get paid if we help you obtain compensation or prevent an insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits, or if you settle your case.