Symptomatic cervical disc herniation following a motor vehicle collision: return to work comparative study of workers' compensation versus personal injury insurance status.

@article{Scuderi2005SymptomaticCD,
  title={Symptomatic cervical disc herniation following a motor vehicle collision: return to work comparative study of workers' compensation versus personal injury insurance status.},
  author={Gaetano J. Scuderi and Andrew C L Sherman and Georgiy V Brusovanik and Michael A Pahl and Alexander R. Vaccaro},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={639-44; discussion 644}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Patients with approved workers' compensation injuries receive guaranteed compensation for the duration of their injury, whereas patients with personal injury claims are only compensated, if at all, at the time of a successful settlement or trial verdict at a time point distant from their injury. PURPOSE This study compares the financial impact and loss of work patterns due to a workers' compensation (WC) claim or personal injury in patients with a symptomatic cervical disc… CONTINUE READING