I originally hurt my neck in 2006 and had surgery in 2007 which was a disectomy @ c5 n c6 with fusion, I returned to work and had no problems until May 2012. The neck pain and arm numbness returned, my primary care physician suggested I reopen my L&I claim. L&I approved a Mri in May of 2012 which should a herniated disk @ c6 n c7. I was referred to neurosurgeon for surgery but before L&I required a IME in July they stated my condition had not worsened so the denied the reopening of my claim. I filed a appeal which was also denied and was told that the only thing I could do was to get a Lawyer and fight L&I. I was referred to a great Lawyer David McAuliff, David nows the L&I laws inside and out David accepted my case and with the great work from David I won my case in November 2013. I had my second neck surgery February 2014. Without David I wouldn't have won this case, he is very knowledgeable and personable and really cares for his clients.
I had a back injury working as a mechanic. L&I only allowed the claim just as a strain even though I told them there was something wrong with my leg. Then they closed my case. Mr. McAuliff got with my doctors and then with L&I. They reopened my case for the nerve problem that was their all along. They closed it again recently but thats ok. I'm back to work and they paid an award for part disability. Thank you Mr. McAuliff.