Colorado Springs, CO asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Colorado

Q: I had a head injury that has kept me from working. My short term disability says there is no medical to support my claim

My injury was back in August. Unfortunately im still a mess. We recently found the head injury has caused major problems with my vision. Resulting in my doctors insisting I not drive at all. Im concerned because my case manager warned me I only get one appeal, and even though all 5 of my doctors wrote letters supporting me her doctors make the decision. Can I request information on the doctors/qualifications looking at my files, and can i request they speak with me before they make their decision?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
Tristan Kenyon Schultz
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: The usual practice is to have an initial decision and then seek an appeal if you disagree with the decision. If both the decision and appeal are unfavorable, then you file suit (i.e. judicial review). It seems strange that your claim states there is no medical support if you have five doctors writing supporting letters. You may want to contact a lawyer who handles disability matters because something seems wrong...

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