From Bad Luck to Good Luck: Christopher Rodriguez’s Journey with Workers’ Comp and Personal Injury

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If there is one thing Christopher Rodriguez knows, it’s that a string of bad luck can also lead to some good luck.

Christopher worked for a major soft drink company in California and was transferred to Nevada before the pandemic. In 2020, just as COVID hit, he reinjured an old knee injury at work and was placed on light duty for a month. When he filed for workers’ compensation, his company denied his claim, stating that it was an aggravation of an old injury he had suffered in California, not Nevada.

Knowing he needed help, Christopher did an online search and found GGRM.

“They kept in touch with me with text messages and always got back to me really fast with answers to my questions,” said Christopher. “They got me the best care for my knee, even though it was pretty rough during the pandemic, but they got it done.”

In 2021, Christopher suffered a lower back injury when he picked up a case of soda and heard a pop. After getting an MRI, it was discovered that he had two bulging discs, one protruding into his spinal cord.

“I thought the company would take care of me,” said Christopher. “But when I went to the chiropractor, they wouldn’t work on me and referred me back to GGRM.”

GGRM went to work for Christopher again. His company placed him on light duty, and Christopher followed the process of attaining a fair rating for his Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) rating for his back injury.

Just as he was recovering from his work injuries, Christopher found out that his string of bad luck had not yet run out.

In February 2023, a drunk driver going the wrong way on the freeway ran head-on into Christopher’s vehicle, injuring his back and reinjuring his knee. He contacted GGRM again and obtained a settlement and lifetime opening rights if any of his car accident-related injuries caused any future work injury problems.

“After the accident, I didn’t even want to go to another law firm, but I didn’t know GGRM also did personal injury,” said Christopher. “When I called them, I was so happy to learn that I could continue to work with GGRM! I had never been in a car accident before, and keeping track of everything was hard. GGRM was there for me once again, helping me through a very confusing time.”

Christopher, who is married and has one child, continues to work at the same company but is now a forklift driver, which is easier on his back. With GGRM’s help, he is continuing medical treatment for his injuries and continuing to heal.

While he wouldn’t wish his string of bad luck on anyone, Christopher says he found a silver lining in GGRM.

“In the end, it worked out perfectly,” said Christopher. “I have referred some of my co-workers to GGRM because I know firsthand how great they treat their clients.”

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