My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California. I have had several diagnosis from nerve tests to mri's to internalist to 8 hours with a phyciatrist. All of which has stated I have sever carpul tunnel in both hands and ulnar elbow in the left. I have an attorney who never calls me back. I'm wondering how the insurance company gets away with not paying me a dime until after six months into this claim and then when they do start paying me my stubs read Permanently disabled? To add to my misery I collected sdi until workers comp kicked in and they now have a lein on my settlement for the monies they paid me for the insurance negligence.
I started this claim in 2009 still no surgery and I finally hear from my attorney indicating that I should do like every other American does and take the money and run. He says "if you want surgery wait a year or two and go get it, you have insurance right". How ridiculous is this system where I have been out of work awaiting surgery that continues to get denied just to have these results? I never wanted money I only wanted surgery so I could get back to work.
almost 3 years later yes I definetely need the money but I still want the surgery and that is not going to happen is it? Workers comp cut my checks off last year due to some Doctors report so they say, but that Doctors report states that I have severe carpul tunnel and need surgery immediately.
Where does temporary disability ever fit into this picture? Exactly what does maxium medical care really mean? I don't know what to do but I do know my attorney must be tired of it all and just want his cut or is he right is it normal to just take money and pretend it never happened? It all seems to be a no win situation and I'm confused.