Lets say if WC has paid your medical bills and treatment for 8 months ( This is for Carpal Tunnel) and when the Dr says You need surgery then WC denies it saying it is not work related?
Would they not have already excepted responsiblity with the treatment payments and Dr bills? Why would they pay out this and then say it was not work related. Also if you are denied WC and have surgery anyway does not your private insurance have to pay?
These questions are for co-workers that have carpal tunnel and are having problems with WC. I my self have carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel and I have had no problems so far with WC. I have had one hand done and the other next month.There have been two before me who had the surgery with no problems with WC and another co-worker is off work recieving WC payments with carpal tunnel.Another worker who is now seeking medical attention and I know of another who is having hand pain. All of us have been working for this company for 6 years plus. Thats is 4 who have been excepted and two denied and 2 awaiting.Our company has a private WC company and I can bet their premiums will go up.
I would just think that if they pay your treatment and Dr bills and then turn around and say 8 months later it is now not work related when surgery is needed sounds funny to me.
Any in put ont his would be greatly appricated.Also we are in Indiana.