Your workplace should be an environment where you feel safe from physical injury and harm. Unfortunately, accidents happen when you least expect them. Sometimes they are caused by the negligence of an employer who places their workers in unsafe conditions. Over the years, the personal injury attorneys of Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley have witnessed how an accident can negatively impact someone’s life. One of these cases involved client Scott Ricker.
While he was working construction at a mall in Hutchinson, KS, a rock struck Scott’s tailbone. He immediately felt a burning sensation in his back and pain coursed through his fingers. Something was wrong, yet Scott’s employer did not send for medical treatment.
“When they finally sent me to the hospital, the doctor they chose didn’t even take X-rays,” explains 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 who diagnosed his injury referred Scott to Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley and attorney Mitch Rice. The insurance companies were trying to get Scott a surgery that wasn’t the correct treatment for his injury. The situation stabilized when Mitch took the case, and Scott was finally able to get 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,” says personal injury attorney Mitch Rice.
Mitch helped Scott find a way to pay his medical bills, and made sure he received the correct surgery from a trusted doctor. Scott was eventually able to return to work, and his spinal surgery even made him an inch taller.
“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’ve been injured in an accident, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley. We have the experience and resources necessary to help you through this difficult time. We would be honored to serve you and your case!