02-01-2008, 01:39 PM
hello everybody i know its been a while but i've had a lot on my plate these last couple weeks. i took an ime on 1/8/08 courtesy of the ic and the doctor basically said in his report that i'm in the best shape of my life and his opinion is i don't want to go back to work. anyway i had a hearing on 1/23/08 and it was canceled because ic and my lawyer wasn't seeing eye to eye. i go to the mailbox yesterday and my wc check isn't there. so i called my job(self insured) and talk to my claim worker and she said that my checks have been suspended based on the ime report and the matter will come up at my next hearing and i want receive a check at least till after my hearing. the original basis of my meeting was to question the extent and period of my disability and some unpaid medical bills. that was before the ime. so i'm assuming my new hearing 2/27/08 will be about that as well as my checks stopping. i honestly don't know what to do. i thought my job was ok because they started paying my checks as soon as i was hurt. now i'm starting to feel played. i got injured 6/13/07 and i received restrictions to return to work 9/22/07 and my job still hasn't placed me. what i'm wondering is do mri's play any kind of part in your judgement. right now the only people saying i'm not hurt is the ime. even the in house dr at my job has kept me out and hasn't said one time he think i can return to work. i'm just trying to figure out whats gonna happen at my hearing. i feel like i'm in a lose lose situation because my checks stopped and by me not being in the union i don't have a guaranteed job so i'm s.o.l. i don't have an income from nowhere. if i was to tell my lawyer that i want this over and done with will that give the courts the impression that i'm trying to get a quick $$$. its not that i hate not being in control of my life and i'm ready to get my life back. i'm tired of going to dr appts, pt, and all the other stuff that comes with an injury. my current dr is all about the money because i've seen him 6 times and not counting the waiting room time i've probably spent about an hour with him. all he does is give me meds and set up another appt. pt aint any better i can walk in and tell them my pain is a 10 then do 50 backflips they wouldn't even notice. (pt and dr is the same people). i'm just tired and i needed to vent and hopefully find some answers. peace.