Q: work injury took 17 days before management gave me a form for an accident report
first I was told to go to an urgent care the following week even though my supervisor saw the incident happen and was not told to report it, paid out of pocket, then from there the doc report said it was WC said work but has to follow with occupational doc, never heard from WC until she called to say I had to see an Occ Doc, then the manager finally gave me list to choose from, form there the Occ doc was worried because now after 5 weeks leg was still swelling, limited rom, finally saw a WC ortho who ordered MRI, results torn meniscus with much swelling, now company has been sold new company is not hiring me...what am I to do. I have a f/u ortho 5/3 ?Does the WC claim company still have to pay? I am 64 and this was the first time in my life I have ever filed this sort of claim or any claim for that matter. Please advise.
A: Assuming your employer is not self insured and has actual insurance, the change in ownership will not change the carrier's obligation to make proper payment for an accepted claim. Whether or not this is an accepted claim is a different question. It sounds like the employer and possibly the carrier are playing games. I would suggest that you contact a workers' compensation lawyer sooner rather than later to review the documents and status of your claim. Almost all workers' compensation lawyers provide a free initial consultation.
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