Toledo, OH asked in Workers' Compensation for Ohio

Q: I tore my rotator cuff at work on 05/29/2022, WC was denied, should I have representation for my third hearing?

my first hearing ruled in my favor, however the second one ruled against me on the grounds of my age and some deterioration after years of working. I had no problem with my shoulder until that day. When it first happened I thought it was a simple strain and finished my shift. I iced it as often as I could and it felt a little better. I saw my doctor on 06/10/2022 and I told her about it, she ordered an xray and concluded some arthritis/ tendonitis and recommended a cortisone shot which worked for a couple of weeks and the pain came back. I had a second shot which only worked for week at most. My doctor suspected a tear in my left rotator cuff and wanted me to have a MRI but had to have approval from my insurance first, which was denied because they wanted me to try physical therapy. She then stated to the insurance that if it is a tear, physical therapy could make it worse and so the MRI was approved on the second attempt. I've been off work since 09/28/2022

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1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Yes, you should have a lawyer handle this.

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