During a spinal fusion, surgeons “weld” or “fuse” two or more vertebrae together in order to stabilize the spine. A surgeon will place bone or a bonelike substance from another part of your body into the space between two vertebrae. Metal plates, screws, and rods may be used to hold the vertebrae together. When they heal, the vertebrae will form a single bone. The surgery changes the way the spine moves and aims to relieve chronic pain.
You may be a candidate for spinal fusion surgery if you’ve been hurt in a NJ work accident. Spinal fusion surgery is usually recommended only after physical therapy and medications have failed to alleviate pain. If you have this surgery as a result of a work-related injury, your employer is required to pay for the procedure and all related medical care. You may also be entitled to wage compensation and a cash settlement for your injuries.
Spinal Fusion Surgery for Worker Injuries in New Jersey
If you were hurt at work and are considering spinal fusion surgery, it’s a good idea to contact a Morristown workers’ compensation lawyer. At Manfred F. Ricciardelli, Jr., LLC, we will document your diagnosis, past treatments, and potential benefits. We rely on the experts to prove that surgery is the best way to get your life back on track. We’ll help you understand the potential risks and make sure you get the best medical care.
Call us today at 973-285-1100 to schedule a free case evaluation. You can also fill out the form on this page and we will contact you within 24 hours. To learn more about your rights as an injured worker, feel free to also download our FREE E-Book: “What the Injured Worker Needs to Know.”