If you are making a work comp claim for these conditions they have a right to see the records to make sure it is work-related. They may ask you to sign a medical release so they can get the records. This is normal procedure and it’s ok to sign a medical release only.
It is common for workers’ compensation insurance adjusters to not respond to phone calls and emails. Often times it takes getting an attorney involved to get their attention and then the insurance company also often turns it over to their attorney.
If workers' comp isn't returning your calls, it's time to give 'em a nudge. They're supposed to be responsive to your concerns, so don't be shy about insisting on the attention you deserve. If they keep ignoring you, we might need to explore some legal avenues to get...View More
If your torn bicep is due to a work related injury, you need to immediately pursue a worker’s’ compensation claim. If the injury isn’t work related, you should inquire as to whether you are eligible for FMLA time.
Another fake opinion and fake denial. Gee, I wonder why?
Most of the authorized treating physicians are handpicked by the insurance company. That creates a conflict of interest and a bias against the injured worker. Because the injured worker is not the doctor's client or the customer;...View More
Sorry to hear that you had this problem. Workplace injuries are covered by Worker's compensation laws and you could file a claim. You should consult with a local Worker's Compensation attorney, sometimes called Workman's Comp. I am not sure what the designation is in your locality....View More
If you miss work time due to a compensable work related injury, your employer (or its worker’s’ compensation insurance carrier) should be timely paying you temporary, partial disability (TPD) benefits.
I have a pinched nerve in neck that 3 Drs have put in writing that it’s work related one being their own doctor also they tried everything to fix it but without accepting the claim now their doctor recommended disc replacement after that insurance company has went non responsive will not answer... View More
He released me without addressing restrictions how does that work? Last restrictions was that above. Then referred me to Cervical Spine Dr. Then neck Dr says my injury is workers comp issue. Recommends surgery. But insurance says not work related due to degenerative arthritis but spine Dr and 2 of... View More
Since July 1, 2017 you don’t have a chance to win without a lawyer, but finding one is not all that easy. When and how, when and how? What no injured worker seems to appreciate is how they are viewed by the authorized treating physicians. You are the product, not the client. The doctor doesn’t...View More
I have gone to there dr.,I have done physical therapy,i have had an mri done,I have to have back surgery,the dr. found a dr. in iowa city,but work comp says I have to go to there dr.,I told them I have no way to get to iowa city,I have been getting a regular work comp. check .I have received no... View More
You should be timely reimbursed for round trip to mileage to all doctors that are approved by the w/c insurance company. This is not a "do-it-yourself" project- I strongly recommend that you immediately contact an Iowa attorney who handles workers' compensation claims for claimants...View More
I started working for a person as a dispatcher. It's been 6 months and she is now saying I was an "independent contractor" which was never discussed. She has yet to pay me what is still owed. She also has done this to another lady as well stating that the other lady is an... View More
I do have a lawyer and it was filed before july 2017 ,and had surgery on both elbow and shoulder ,with a very good chance I won't be able to continue drywalling im worried for me and my daughter ,,about what the chances of me not only losing case ,,but my job as well I'm 43 and... View More
Since you already have an attorney, I suggest that you schedule a mutually convenient appointment with him / her (rather than randomly calling on the phone) to fully discuss all of the concerns you have with your claim. This will allow both you and your attorney to be prepared to have a meaningful...View More
There are many ways or reasons why an employer's workers' compensation insurer can or will deny a claim. This forum is no place to discuss the issues, as you have no attorney-client privilege here. Call our office on Monday and we can discuss if you have a claim we would accept.
I now have a Dr. that put me on light duty, I work in a body shop, Dr said light duty should be something that I could do sitting in a chair, Dr doesn't want me to stress my knee any more and if there is nothing that I can do then Dr said I need to go home and not to injure it more than it... View More
If you don’t follow your doctor’s advice the insurance company will argue your problems are from your own doings and therefore any disability is not something they should have to pay for. Meanwhile the employer is looking for a reason to fire you. This is what Iowa’s Republican controlled...View More
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