My husband was injured in an auto accident while working, injuring his beck and back. He has been out of work and in treatment since August 2012. In his last appt at the pain management office he was given a script for physical therapy. Last week after he completed his pt his temporary benefits had stopped and when he asked, he was told that he reached Mimi by pain management doctor and was due back to work on 2/16. First, he was never told by the doctor that he is to go back to work, he never discussed or mentioned anything about work. My husband called the doctor to request to see him and discuss what he was told and the receptionist called wc to get authorization and they wouldn't give it to her. She calls him back and says you can't see the doctor and u have to speak to your adjuster.
My husbands condition is bad, he has ongoing strong pain in his neck, shoulders, and back and hardly can lift anything. His job requires him to lift at least 75 lbs, drives for at least 4 hrs daily, bend, twist and walk for miles on job sites. The company does not offer any alternative jobs.
What can he do now?
We hired an attorney and he is supposed to call the adjuster.