Where to start, Well I injured myself back in 2006. Then the nightmare began. I never would have though in all my life I would have ended up in this situation. After I hurt myself with the company I was with for almost 4 years being one of the best employes they ever had. they treated me like I was scum of the earth. after about 3 months of trying to contact my work comp adjuster, I finally got the answer I was waiting for.. they are denying my case.. well I had to call a lawyer at that time and the rest is more or less history to me. but I did want to let those of u know if u have just hurt yourself on the job be ready for a world of stress and anxiety if u have never experienced depression before be ready for that as well.Sense this ordeal I had had to to to court about 6 times.. first was for back pay and to make them start paying that's a given.. second was to just see a neurosurgeon. third was to get approval just for stupid therapy fourth was for pay again because they decided they didn't want to pay me anymore out of the blue.. fifth was for medication because they felt, that because I had a history of depression back in 2001 they should be liable for my new depression problems. but little did they know I was on depression medication then due to my mom passing at the time boy did they feel like idiots when I mentioned that one.. u should have seen there lawyers face..Well the judge sided with me and said that I'm to young for this and they must approve my medication.. And now here is the recent one.. I'm trying to get approval for a psych eval to see if I am able to have the SCS-Spinal Cord Stimulator trial period and such.. after 2 weeks of my pm doc calling and calling my adjuster she finally talked to her and there telling her it could take over a month or so just to get approval.. And lets not forget all the times I didn't have to go to court because they will wait until a day or so before the hearing and approve simple stuff..WHY IS THIS??? I want to know why companies pay worker comp if all they do is cause more problems than good??? Why should we as employees suffer while work comp fills there pockets with the money our employer pays them each month. and all they wanna do is deny deny deny. There should be laws against such events to take place. as long as a person with no history of back issues injured themselves on the job causing major damage and an MRI shows that. and everyone knows that the job u had was very on hands where u had to do heavy lifting bending all day for 4 years with no problems how could they try to deny? I know I'm venting but I just want to give those of u a heads up on what to be expecting. The will try to settle first.. NEVER NEVER SETTLE until a Doctor says there is nothing more he/she can do for u. if ur like me I'm not in it for money I want my back fixed so I am able to return to work some day.. I could care less about money.. money doesn't last a life time it comes and goes. But just take my word if ur willing to go the entire distance like I am.. be ready for a fight.. it's up to u to stay on top of your lawyers and make sure they are working hard for u so ur not left in the cold. If anyone of u that reads this has any more questions please feel free to ask.. I'm no expect on work comp laws in all the states.. but I know enough to get by on. and in most states they are close to the same.. so please feel free to ask questions..
L2-L3 L3-L4 2mm bulge
L4-L5 Spinal fusion March 2008
Continued pain in low back.. Burning sensation into my buttock and down my right leg..
Sever depression, anxiety, stress brought on by life changing event.. common.. grrrr