When I first filed my claim I did not know how to file it out. No one helped me with it. When I asked my supervisor she said, "you'll have to figure it out for yourself." There was no one helping me with the claim.
In fear, I did not put down all the body parts. I was hurting in many places but only put down those places that were very obvious. This was a repitive injury.
When you initially went to the employee clinic or the doctor, did they give you a complete physical exam, or did they only address those issues you wrote down?
I am wondering because it seems that the patient would not be able to diagnose oneself. The patient should be given a total physical exam it would seem and asked questions from the get go as to where one was hurting and the circumstances.
Later these things come back to haunt you. All along the insurance company has been treating these body parts. This was done by the doctors findings and orders. Now the doctor says, "hey this conservative treatment is not working." "We need to go further and do some surgery." I was willing to go the conservative treatment since that is seemingly more safe. But I agree that I now need further treatment.
What is now happening is that the insurance company is disputing the other body parts which they have been treating all along. This is due to them not being put down on the initial form. .
My point is: How many of us had a complete physical exam at inital injury exam? I am curious to your experience since mine would not discuss anything but what I put down. This kept happening up until now. We will go to court on this one of course, and I believe I will win. In fact my attorney tells me will win no problem. But does't it seem that initially they should have checked everything and asked questions as to if or not I was hurting anywhere else? I did not realize for instance that I had to wear a towle around my neck and that was due to the looking down injury going on at the same time. Your input is greatly appreciated.
How many got a through exam at onset of injury?