I had a work related accident six years ago - a fall which resulted in permanent injury - I was pretty out of it for about two years. My Husband took me to a specialist who had been identified through my Employer as my W.C. Doctor of Choice even though this Doctor was not a W.C. Doctor - he was an excellent Dr. My Husband had my best interests in receiving the best care not to build a great W.C. Case.
My Employer filed a W.C. case for me but then closed it because they said they couldn't get enough information as I wasn't able to speak to them.... again I was too ill. They didn't try any further investigation. They never paid one penny on medical or monthly benefits.
One year later my Husband hired a W.C. lawyer who didn't do much but attend two depositions taken by my Employer's attorneys.
I am legally disabled and getting S.S. benefits.
I have been seen by their Dr.'s now and the Dr.'s my attorney sent me to but no one has investigated the cause of the accident - now my attorney has quit - he changed the scope of his practice and I can't get another as he has been on the case too long. I'm in California. My Dr. - the Dr. that has seen me every month since the accident six years ago has not written a report. The reports written by Dr.'s who have seen me once for thirty minutes are very inadequate. I can't get my records from my old attorney. My medical bills are very high. I am in my 50's. I didn't drive for five years - my license was taken away due to seizures. Now I get a notice from W.C. that says my case will be closed if I don't advance it. I have tried to get information or advice from W.C. about what to do but I don't get any information - I have called the numbers listed on the State Web Site - they take your number and you never get a return call - the weekly classes don't cover specific issues. I have written documentation proving my accident and permanent disability is the fault of my employer. My Dr. is willing to write a report - but again he is not a W.C. Dr. -- HELP???? WHAT SHOULD I DO???
PLEASE ASSIST ME I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO TURN. MY BILLS ARE HORRIBLE - I AM DROWNING