My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: illinois
make a long story short. i fell and injured shoulder and knee. however the er doc didn't place the knee it in the intinal notes and the wc insurance is denying my knee but accepted my shoulder. i went to my primary doc six months prior and complaned about the same knee but he took no xrays, no medicine and just said it was artiristis. i have never fell or injuried my knee until i fell. i ended up had surgery on both(only wc approved the shoulder). now wc is totally denying my knee and i seem to have a bogus lawyer that can't help me get my knee aprroved. my thing is why am i having these problems. my lawyer keeps telling me, oh we are still waiting on a settlement offer. please! my question is, if they are denying my knee why is my lawyer trying to get them to give me a settlement on it including with the shoulder? i wonder if we are going to have to go to trial and would that be a good idea? he's my second lawyer and i'm tapped out. i know no lawyer would touch it now...or is my lawyer working for me?