Mooresville, NC asked in Workers' Compensation for North Carolina

Q: If nothing is found on an MRI given from a work comp doc and my personal doc says I have chronic pain is that covered?

I had an injury over a year ago at my job and someone dropped the ball at some point and the MRI scan was just now ordered. It came back normal according to the workers comp doc. The workers comp doc thinks its muscle spasms, but I saw my personal doc and he diagnosed chronic pain is this covered? Do I still have a case? Could something have been missed in an MRI. I just can't take this pain anymore and I want it to go away.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: If the doctor links it to the work injury yes it is covered. Many MRI's are negative. I assume your doctor has seen the MRI; if not get a copy for him. MRI's usually are not going to show much immediately after an injury so the delay wasn't something that helped comp. If you don't have a lawyer why not get a free consult from a member of the NC Advocates for Justice who handles workers compensation?

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