Its been well over a year ive been off work, the IC for my employer has denied the claim right off the bat as a result of my employer claiming the the workplace injury was not a result of me performing my duties at work. Since then i have been through three different WC law firms trying to find on that actually knew what was going on with my case when i called them. I have been going to a Orthopedic doctor as my AME, whom has been operating on a lien. I am not AT ALL happy with the treatment im being given at what appears to be a workers comp mill. Narcotics and muscle relaxers are the main treatment there, and their physical therapy is a joke (lightly rubbing over a herniated disk). Ive repeatedly asked my attorney for another doctor, but he denies having any other doctor to send me to. Even though he barely speaks english, Ive tried to ask this doctor to send me to a chiropractor and for spinal decompression but he has refused.
Ive called on my own several other doctors in the area, but they refuse to see me on a lien, and they can not treat me without the insurance companies approval. I have a AOE/COE hearing coming up in two months that i expect to be decided in my favor. Once this takes place, will the IC then be compeled to approve my claims for treatment, allowing me to see a real doctor?