My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Montana
I was injured at work back in july 2010, freak incident. Filed claim, etc. Went to a reg Dr. And he said to take a week off, week went by, nothing changed, I was in more pain, went back to same place, different dr. He also said take more time off, perscribed me some pain meds (barely helped).
Was told to get a family Dr, he said same thing as others, just rest etc etc, so I did that. After that he told me to go back to work, I did, couldn't make it 3 hours before I was in excrutiating pain, low back and hip. Fast forward to gettin TTD. I have to go to PT 3 x a week for 2 weeks, they did stretches (hurt a lot) , do the electroshock thing, which made my pain a bit more bareable until a couple hours later to where it came back doubled. PT said I needed an xray, cuz I shouldn't be hurting that much. Finally get a x-ray in Oct or November, said I had a hairline fracture in my hip. Get told to rest etc... pain never goes away and I finally get an MRI.
2 slipped discs, buldging discs, and degenerative pars, and some scotty dog bs. So by this time I have had loritabs, prednizone, backlofin (sp?), tramadol, lyrica, meloxicam, couple others, did the voltarin gel, and another gel. So my WC Dr. Wants to do steroid injection to the L4 L5 S1, I do it. Things slow down I get a nurse case worker. After my first injection during a followup she basically askin the dr. To release me back to work. No go, get injection #2, and 3, get ficet injections also. Go back to work light duty, many restrictions, so I jus sit and stand when sitting hurts &greet people.
Do 2 more PT sets? 1-2 months each, nothing changes, I still hurt. Finally see a nuerosurgeon last week, and he basically said I'll need a spinal fusion in my future, but he won't do it b/c I'm only 25.. he recommended I do shots, and rest LOL (did he even read my files???). so during all this time I've been a wreck, I'm not finding help or relief, and feel like WC isn't doing anything, besides sending my $ late, and screweing me over for travel pay (have to drive 200miles roundtrip to my Dr. Only to have them minus 100 miles everytime. And go back to square one with the WC dr to find out wtf to do now.
I've gotten in contact with a lawyer, but he won't touch the case b/c his wife works @ the place where I was injured. Just recently I received more $ than I should have in my PTD, didn't want to cash it, but needed my weeky PTD money to pay a bill, or could have gotten electric shut off. I still have the extra $, am not gonna spend it till I find something out. Now though, case worker nor nurse case worker will answer my calls, this is 5th day now I've tried.
Please give me some advice? Ughh I'm so utterly lost, hurt, tired..... sorry if my post is long or has many errors, on a cell phone.