My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Wisconsin.
I am considered 20% disabled due to a collateral incident related to an injury I had a work a number of years ago. My legs being very unstable I took a fall damaging my C4, C5 and C6. The C4 and C6 were fused with the C5 and replacement discs implanted as well. Hence the State of Wisconsin PPD schedule, 20%.
I have recently seen a Physical Health physician who has raised my percentage of disability an additional 5%. His information was sent to my WC carrier who in turn sent me to an examination by an independent physician. After only a few moments of conversation with that physician he told me that he was really not the correct type of doctor to make a call on my percentage. He thought they were sending me to see him because of my neck surgery, He was unable to comment on the additional 5% awarded me because of my myopathy. My question now is how many "independent doctor" examinations must I endure. Can my WC carrier keep running me around to doctors until they get an answer that is financially beneficial to them and forcing me into the court system, or have they taken their shot and missed?
Thanks in advance for your response.