Just throwing this out there for comments. I'm Workers Comp --other benefits expired.
Been doing aquatherapy and PT for 2 years (WC pays for that.) Here are the latest two therapy-related issues:
I got an inguinal hernia while at therapy. They sent me to my rehabilitation medicine doctor --he said, its no big deal, just see a surgeon and get it fixed.
Other injury was a mild scrape on my arm (while climbing out of the pool -- I'm not too graceful, as my left side is quite weak) which developed quickly into an infection requiring treatment in the local ER. That bill is $3,500 for IV antibiotics, etc.
The WC insurance company won't authorize a general surgeon to fix my hernia. They won't pay my hospital bill.
Their position is that these injuries are not related to my original accident. My position is that they are indeed because if not for the work injury, I wouldn't be doing PT and aquatherapy.
I do have a lawyer, but we all know how timely they get back to us, right? lol
Appreciate any comments or related experiences.