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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for South Carolina on
Q: WCI is refusing to pay for the surgery that the doctor they sent my husband to has recommended. What are our options?

My husband tore his right maniscus on the job 12/5/18. WCI has been very slow processing his claims. It took 3+ weeks to get an MRI to find the tear. We went to the doctor that WCI said we had to go. The dr stated that he needed surgery to repair the damage. Yesterday, 1/16/19, WCI stated that... Read more »

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Alton Lamar Martin Jr answered on Jan 24, 2019

Sorry to hear about your husband's injury. What you are describing is not uncommon. The insurance adjuster disregards the medical professional's advice because surgery is more expensive than physical therapy. If your husband has surgery, then he will be written out of work while he recovers from... Read more »

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Q: I had my mmi August and it’s December and I just got my mmi rating from lawyer which I didn’t like the doctor said I

Needed surgery to remove pins but pins was already removed. Can I still get a second mmi rating. I feel like my wrist is injured more then 14% I barely have motion in wrist and I can’t lift over 10 pounds without hand shaking . And the workers comp doctor put me at a full restriction

Alton Lamar Martin Jr
Alton Lamar Martin Jr answered on Dec 11, 2018

Sorry to hear about your injury. It sounds as if you may already have a lawyer. If that is the case, I would recommend asking them as they will know the most about your claim and you are paying them to help you. To answer your question, yes you can obtain a second opinion rating, but there are... Read more »

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