My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: GA
I have re-opened a case from last year, I have severe problems (primarily a lot of pain) with my hands and wrists from work. I am in tears regularly trying to work through the pain, and the workers comp doc has told me there was nothing he could do- doesn't think i have carpal tunnel and won't test me for it. He sent me right back to work as I was crying in front of him. I am so frustrated already and I am seeing this could be just the beginning of a long ordeal. I just want treatment. The lawyers seem to only want settlements.. I prefer to get better and be able to rest my poor hands for right now. I don't know how bad it is but I'm afraid of long term problems. My dominant wrist no longer has a normal range of motion. yet the WC doc said it's flexible..... I've been doing this job for 2 years and the problems have been gradually getting worse though I tried to treat it and then ignore it. I'm hoping I haven't done damage beyond repair... but in the mean time I have to keep working and irritating it more and more because I can't get off. It's absolutely depressing to go though this. It's causing me problems at home and my coworkers and overhead all think I'm lying or crazy or something. A job I liked (somewhat) has become something I dread constantly. What a total nightmare! I know my problems are much less severe than many of yours, and I don't mean to cry about my problem on here, I don't want sympathy... just my hands back.
I could just really use any advice you guys have for me..
Should I get a lawyer? (the ones I've contacted want 25% and think I have a case)
How do I get a legitimate doctor to evaluate me and be covered by WC?