-First...some background info. I was working in a nursing home. They refused to schedule adequate help to care for residents, I hurt my back trying to help someone that requires two person assistance. I was seen in the local ER with a WC claim. The ER told me it was back spasms and sent me on my way. I once again asked my employer for more help on my shift, which they refused. They told me I should just let people fall rather than risking my own health. I gave them my two weeks notice at that point. Since then the Nursing home has been sold to another company.
-November was when the original injury was treated. Starting in January I began getting worse. My doctor set me up for an MRI which showed that I have a bulging disc due to the first injury. He won't treat me, he is supposedly working on a referral to a pain clinic. I started going to a chiropractor. One way or another I need this problem with my back resolved because I can't function due to the pain.
-I began making calls trying to figure out how to receive treatment that is covered by WC. I went to my former Employer who gave me a number for the old owners. They gave me a number for the insurance company. Bancorp Insurance...they told me that they would not under any circumstances cover chiropractic and that I could only be treated at the local ER. I went to the ER...they told me I could be treated under WC unless I had paperwork from the employer. I went back to the employer...they said they could not help me because they have new owners now. I received a phone number for someone who could help. Surprise....start cycle again with the same players.
-I'm not sure at what point I should contact legal help, but I need treatment. I had to quit my job because of the injury, so I have no income. I will pay out of pocket( a dollar at a time if needed), but it seems to me it should be payed for by WC. I am getting desperate here. Sorry this is so long, but any suggestions?
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I meant Legal representation. Stress is making my fingers clumsy :-)