The workplace is an environment that should be free of physical and emotional suffering. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Accidents can happen. Sometimes they are caused by the negligence of employers. Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley has seen countless cases over the years where an accident negatively changes someone’s life. Scott Ricker’s accident was one such case handled by our personal injury attorneys.
Scott was on his job site working construction at a mall in Hutchinson, KS. Without warning a rock smashed into his tailbone. Scott immediately felt an intense burning in his back and a sharp pain in his fingers. Even though he had been the victim of an accident, Scott’s employer did not immediately send for a doctor.
“When they finally sent me to the hospital, the doctor they chose didn’t even take X-rays,” says Scott. “It wasn’t until I got a second opinion that they discovered a herniated disc in my back. I was unable to work or pay hospital bills. I was also getting no help from the insurance companies. ”
The doctor referred Scott to personal injury attorney Mitch Rice at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley.
Scott needed a specific surgery, but the insurance companies were suggesting the incorrect treatment. It was only when Mitch took the case that Scott received the medical care he needed.
“It wasn’t about money. It was about getting Scott healed and back to work, so he could reclaim his life,” Mitch explains.
Mitch found a reliable doctor to perform the correct surgery and took care of the hospital bills. After his recovery, Scott was able to return to work. He even gained an extra inch in height because of the surgery.
“It’s a really scary feeling when you’re hurt. It’s the worst time of your life,” Scott says, “Mitch was always there to answer questions and help me through the entire process.”
Contact our personal injury attorneys today if you have been the victim of an accident. We are experienced in successful litigation, and give our full attention to each case. Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley is honored to serve you!