I was injured at work in Tennessee in 11/04. My employer eliminated my job right after the accident. My WC insurance co. sent me to a doctor who completely missed my injuries being as serious as they were and sent me to orthopedic rehabilition with a broken elbow, 2 broken wrists, nerve damage in my elbow, nerve damage in both wrists, and cartlege damage in both wrists. The insurance co. did not start disability payments until 2/05. They refused to start them within the 7 day period from the date of injury which I understand is the law. They then, without explation, reduced my benefits. Now my doctor has released me to return to a job I do not have but has yet to release me from his care or give me an MMI rating. Then, without notice, the insurance company stopped my benefits altogether, eventhough my attorney says they can't do this. They will not return my attorney's calls or reply to emails asking them to explain their actions. My attorney says all this will be dealt with when an MMI rating is received and he negotiates a settlement. Is this the only way to deal with a WC insurance company that seems to do what ever they so desire when dealing with an injured worker? And what guarantees that they will even negotiate in good faith based on their actions so far?