Everyone deserves to feel safe from physical harm in their workplace. However, accidents have a way of happening when you least expect them. Accidents are especially tragic when they are caused by the negligence of an employer. Over the years, Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley has seen firsthand how an accident can instantly change a person’s life.
Scott Ricker’s workplace accident is one of many cases handled by our personal injury attorneys.
While working at a construction site in Hutchinson, Scott’s life changed in an instant. A rock hit his tailbone and Scott felt an immense pain in his back and fingertips. A terrible accident had just occurred, and yet Scott’s employer did not send for medical help.
“When they finally sent me to the hospital, the doctor they chose didn’t even take X-rays,” Scott says. “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 put Scott into contact with personal injury attorney Mitch Rice at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley. Scott needed a specific surgery to heal his back. However, the insurance companies were trying to get him the incorrect treatment. When Mitch took control, Scott was able to receive the care he needed.
“It wasn’t about money. It was about getting Scott healed and back to work, so he could reclaim his life,” explains Mitch.
Mitch took care of the hospital bills, and made sure Scott received the right operation from a specialized surgeon. Scott eventually returned to work, and even grew an inch taller because of the spinal surgery.
“It’s a really scary feeling when you’re hurt. It’s the worst time of your life,” says Scott, “Mitch was always there to answer questions and help me through the entire process.”
If you have been the victim of an accident, contact our personal injury attorneys today. We are completely dedicated to the full recovery of every client. It would be the honor of Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley to assist you in this time of need.