My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: disgust.
Generally, if settling a case with medical included, how does the IW pay off legal counsel if WC denies medical requests? Who can afford medical treatment, monthly meds, living expenses AND nagging legal fees? If you win the medical refusal case, are we still stuck with paying court/legal costs EVERY time? What’s to stop IC's from refusing every time, to further beggar us by having to bear the brunt of actually settling even with medical included?? Are there court stop-gaps to keep this from continually happening?
Are there any financial rewards for the lawyers involved so this doeesn't happen? I really wonder how many people are aware of this potentially catastrauphic problem. If there are no financial carrots for legal representation except our out of pocket expense, can these expenses be counted as officially deducted from the settlement or not? And when that's all gone, what next? IW poor farms?
If we have to bear the costs without it being able to be deducted from the settlement amount, it truly shows what an absolute bloody sham this entire WC machine is, all to keep these parasites employed at the UN-employed IW's expense, no puns intended. How ironic that one is. No matter which way you turn everything seems to be so stacked against us! Ever consider how many people are employed because of YOUR injury?? Do you feel like some kind of planet with multiple satellites revolving around you?: doctors, lawyers, IC's, medical test companies, psych, court systems--as they become more financially healthy while feeding themselves off OUR INJURIES, yet watching us become weaker and powerless. If we ever banded together and organized they'd all be shaking in their boots. There ought to be a union for IW's! "Personal Injury United", instead of "WC Food Mill".
How insane. To keep yourself in permanent employment, go work for WC. Just don't ever dare get hurt at work.