You have suffered a back sprain and are being invoked as having degenerative disc disease and/or spinal stenosis. How do we protect you?
That is, if you are only diagnosed with a lumbar sprain and several years later you must have lumbar surgery for what is considered degenerative disc disease, the claim will not be accepted in relation to the accident at work. Often, as a rule, we will offer you a diagnosis of lumbar sprain on discopathy or a lumbar sprain grafted on a degenerative condition.
These diagnoses do not mean that these conditions are part of the diagnosis or that they are related to the work injury. So, if you are proposed a regulation and you want to ensure future protection, it is essential that the diagnosis chosen be that of lumbar sprains that have been aggravated or made symptomatic or clearly declared in connection with the work injury in order to ensure that any future deterioration or treatment in relation to this degenerative disfeature be remunareted by the CNESST.
Be careful when you accept this kind of settlement that is often convenient to the owner on-the-record! But, at the same time, this kind of arrangement can be encouraging for you! So, in case of doubt, consult us!