Hi. I live in New York and need some advise. My husband hurt his shoulder (a pre-existing injury) at work back in July 2005. He went to see an orthopedic surgeon (with a very good reputation) and after being approved through workers comp, had his surgery in September. He attends physical therapy 2-3 times a week and is still out of work as his doctor gives him a note saying he is totally disabled because he still has not gained strength or proper movement in his arm. He was required by the workers compensation board to see one of their doctors, who only found him partially disabled. Right before xmas workers comp cut his benefits in half because of their doctors findings. We contacted to discuss the issue and were told toe send in the Dr.s notes (we did). My husband called again today (there have been other calls in between) and was told that they (w/c rep) would put in a ticket for a hearing. How can we move this along faster? We are just sinking here - unable to pay our bills. Does anyone have any advise as to what we can do? Thanks for listening!