I know we are suppose to keep these questions short and to the point, but give the new guy a little break.
I was injured over three years ago, it was reported immediately ,I was rushed to hospital. I went to followup visit with wc Dr. who referred me to orthopedic dr. who after multiple tests, scans, injections, therapy, and drugs, decided I needed to have surgery to repair three disc in my neck and two in my lower back. Well the WC carrier decided they did not like his determination and refused to pay for any more visits. My att. filed motions and requested hearings. the week of the hearing the carrier decides they will continue paying for treatment but I had to go to a different Dr. of their choosing. I did and a year later after more MRIs, scans, therapy injections and drugs they can to the same conclusion, I needed surgery to rebuild now 4 disc in my neck and now I have 4 bad disc in my lower back, ( With a large family I was still working during all of this to keep a roof over our heads). The WC carrier refused to pay again and refused to authorize any treatment. My Att. filed motions, requested hearings etc.. One week before hearing Wc IC called my att. to offer cash to me to forget claim, I refused, day of hearing they offered more cash to not proceed, I refused. Commissioner ruled that Wc Ic was to authorize all treatment, and in event Dr. took me out of work TTD payments were to be made. That was last Oct. Here we are in March and only after more motions and filings for hearings for them to show just cause, Hearing was about to be set, did they agree to finally authorize surgery and TTD payments. How can they be allowed to drag this process out as long as they have with no regard to the well being of the injured party?? Is there no laws to protect us against this practice?? Help!!!