IC is denying my claim based on their "Independant Medical Examiner"'s review. I have a copy of this review and there are several dicrepancies between what i told him and what he wrote down (my wife was present and they state she was in this review - will that be helpful if this goes to court?) also he is trying to say that my injury is a manifestation of a preexisting condition which even though it is nearly identical to the injuries in 2005 and 2007 that the IC paid for, that this is somehow related to an injury prior to 2005 which is quite dissimilar in pain and area of the body (which was also work related but could not be proven) also states i have had "severe" back problems on a yearly basis (due to me seeing a chiropractor for regular maintainance - for injuries sustained due to my employment) however this is somewhat false and/or greatly exaggerated, i assume for the benefit of IC to deny the claim. Prior to my employment with this company my medical history consisted of routine check-ups, immunizations. other than that the only medical attention i recieved was 7 stiches for a cut on my head in 1981 when i was 4. every other medical condition started over 1 year after the start of my employment with this company.
the IC says i am able to contest this decsion if i feel it is inaccurate. i have called to get the forms to start this process and would like to know what other information ( i.e. doctor notes, medical records ) i will need to support my claim that this is related to the 2005 and 2007 injuries.
i have talked to two attorneys, one said they dont take cases looking for coverage of medical bills only, the other stated i dont need an attorney present for the hearing but if they determine i need surgery or other treatment i should contact him back at that time.
looking for some pointers as to what to expect, what to bring to the hearing as i am sure the IC is well versed in these proceedings and will try to take advantage of my inexperience.