Torn Biceps Muscle Injuries: Georgia Workers Compensation Winning Strategies
Biceps tears can be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms you experience may be similar to those caused by a bad strain. As I discuss in this video, the workers’ compensation insurance company will rarely offer to send you out for an MRI, because MRI scans are expensive.
Unfortunately, an MRI is usually necessary for an accurate diagnosis of a biceps tear and sending you out for physical therapy or treating with pain meds will not solve the problem, and can make your injury worse.
My experience has also been that industrial clinic doctors rarely have the experience and training to treat, much less operate on your torn biceps muscle. Biceps tears often do require surgery and I would insist on a surgical consult with an experienced upper extremity specialists who understands how to properly repair a torn biceps muscle.
Even with proper surgical care, there are no guarantees that you will end up with fully restored function in your arms and this reality should also be reflected in the settlement value of your case.
If you suspect that your biceps muscle is torn and the workers compensation insurance company is giving you the runaround, please call me at 770-351-0801.