What is the most difficult type of workers compensation injury to settle?
Back cases. Back injuries are difficult even if you have surgery and receive a permanent disability from your doctor. Most doctors believe their surgery makes you well, and you can go back to work at the same job without limitation. If you return to work at the same job and same pay, your case has very little value even though you missed a lot of work and suffered a great deal. Workers compensation benefits do not pay for pain, suffering and emotional stress due to your injuries. However, if your doctor restricts you in the amount of weight you can lift, etc., and if you are required to perform a different job at less pay, then your case for back injury will have more value.