My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Kansas
Hey I Have Question I had an accident in January fell hard hit my back pretty bad went to the doc my boss sent me filled out work accident report gave it to the owner of the company I got better after a couple weeks got a full 40 week paycheck I didn't really think nothing of it went back to work with restrictions I told the doc they had been making me work outside of my restrictions after another week I was put back at full duty I started having a lot of numbness in my hands and bad shoulder pain around June and extreme low back pain I told my boss I needed to back to the doc he told me if I wanted to go to the doc to find another job so I went to the doc and didn't have a job called the office secretary to find out the work comp info to because the doc needed it for payment purposes. and then I found out that he never filed my accident report to the IC found payments were made through the company account. I even called the insurance co and they said they had nothing on file needed to call my boss to file the claim couldn't get any response. contacted a lawyer said he take my case after he sent request to my employer my boss filed the claim I did a deposition went to IME doc sent me in for lumbar MRI it came back normal I guess I don't have understand normal I get a lot is leg pain and numbness still in calf they prescribed me Norco and said all I have is bad sprain. they also sent me in for EMG/NCS for the upper extremity's it came back as chronic C7 Radicular symptoms mild and bi lateral carpel tunnel syndrome mild I guess what I am asking on that note he has not given any treatment recommendations for this back sprain and wrote in his report no further examination CTS just wear Splints when I sleep or when it hurts and now wants a cervical MRI to rule out cervical compression. I haven't worked in four months now I don't get TTD because I made a rash decision to go to the doc and now boss said I quit for other reasons. What I don't get is why my lawyer keeps telling me not to get a job but the IC doc basically keeps leaving his reports open with no restrictions I think I could work some where that is not so physically demanding the insurance co seems to be sending me for evaluations but it takes a long time for authorization to get them. Believe me I asked my lawyer time after time why I cant work some where else something about if I get another job they will say I got hurt at my new job. It just seems to me like my lawyer is keeping me off work for future gain on his end am I wrong on that or is how work comp works. I keep hearing about how bad IMEs are and I am worried its going to be another four months before they find what's causing my pain. Do I need to be more forceful with my lawyer for treatment. Any advice would be great got to figure out how to take care of my family. I really just want to get fixed The IME doc said in his first report that work accident is the prevailing cause of pain and symptoms. It seems like the IC company is more concerned about Proving that People cant get hurt at work.