I'm in Florida, hurt on the job six years ago. I was forced to retire from my job two years before hitting my 20 years in. Guess the best thing is that I still had my W/C coverage. My injury was diagnosed as RSD and about a year ago W/C decided to have a private mediation in which the terms were to settle with an undisclosed amount and MCR coverage. Now, the other thing was W/C was supposed to send CMS notification to get me approved. Seems w/C has been at a snails pace with their word. Also, they have been trying to change the settlement agreement that was signed as well. They now want me to basically sign a blank check stating if CMS comes back wanting more money "I" will be totally responsible for the amount. My attorney tells me that I just have to wait it out but I won't sign a blank check.
So let's tally up the situation: 6 years on w/C
Over 1 year waiting for settlement
Yes, my medical is still covered. I would like my attorney to be more aggressive with the other side. I'm told if he gets them mad they have the right to pullout of negotiations and I lose everything. Is this really true? He seems to play ping pong emails with the W/C attorney who basically refuses to give information. What can I do? Is there anything I offer to my attorney who can get the ball rolling? I would love for him to petition the courts. Is there anyway I can contact CMS directly to find out information? If so, what number do I call? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.