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Q: Hi, 1 surgery was done for rotator cuff tear, no improvement, doc says I need another surgery, but, he won't claim WC.

I had rotator cuff surgery 10 months ago, after PT and several injections of cortazone and steroids into my shoulder, It is still very painful. The doctor says that I need another surgery, however, he won't do it as a workers comp. insurance claim....what should I do now.

Justin Lee Lawrence
Justin Lee Lawrence answered on Nov 3, 2014

Get an attorney and - assuming the attorney thinks the injury and surgery is work related - the attorney will make the Comp carrier pay back the health insurance carrier.

Here is some more information on the Comp carrier's duty to pay medical bills:...
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Q: i had a workers comp,settelment and was given life time medical,but the insurance co,keeps taking me back to court

what i want to no is what are my rights on this matter,i see 2 doc,one is chiroptacer,one is family doc,i have one 3times,on chicoprtaer,now they are fighting me on my medicine,,,how many times can they do this and what can i do to stop this my lawyer wont help me,

Justin Lee Lawrence
Justin Lee Lawrence answered on Nov 3, 2014

Unfortunately, that is one way the Comp system is broken. The carrier can take you to court over and over again, but they don't have to pay for your costs and fees when you win. It is getting easier to find an attorney to represent you on these medical fee disputes because your attorney is... Read more »

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Q: Was injuryed on feb32014 was told i had to come work in the office or lose my job and insurance now im being told i have

to go to an off site place for interview background check ect to go to work can this happen

Justin Lee Lawrence
Justin Lee Lawrence answered on Nov 3, 2014

They are not allowed to force you back to work and threaten your job. If you have a Workers' Comp claim, and your doctor says you need to be off work or on light duty, then the employer cannot retaliate against you that way.

As for the interview, that sounds like a standard medical exam....
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Q: W/c judge approved my future medical coverage, employer still denied my needed surgery what's next?
Justin Lee Lawrence
Justin Lee Lawrence answered on Nov 3, 2014

You need an attorney to stop the employer from engaging in this bs behavior. Here's some information on how a medical fee dispute can not only make the employer pay for the surgery, but also possibly result in the employer getting fined:... Read more »

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