All workers have the right to expect a safe workplace. Unfortunately, some employers put profit before people and choose to try to bypass safety laws that are set forth by federal and state agencies to help keep workers safe. When this happens, the worker is the person who ultimately suffers. We know that this is a difficult position for you, as well as your family, to be placed in at a moment's notice.
A neck injury can change your life in a split-second. Consider what happened to Christopher Reeve. He was a strong man who played Superman in movies. He had an accident with a horse and broke his neck. He went from being an able-bodied person to being paralyzed, fully dependent on a wheelchair and ventilator until the day he died.
The last thing you need after you have suffered a workplace injury is to receive a letter from your employer's insurance company denying your claim for workers' compensation. Workers' compensation is supposed to provide coverage for your medical bills, lost wages and other expenses related to a work injury, and you were likely counting on that coverage to see you through until you can return to work.