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comp drs keep telling me im fine now i can hardly walk
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I injured myself at work transfering a resident from point a. To point b. I was doing a twisting motion when the patient lost her balance and I used all my might to get her into a chair safely. The patient was okay but I was not. I felt the injury in my hip. I filed an incedent report and followed protocol to see the drs my caseworker told me to. The first dr said I strained a muscle, put me into pt, then after a mnth put me back to work full duty and said the pain will subside and I would be fine. Three months down the road I'm stuill in pain and it had gotten worse. My hip was still sore n it now started to run up my back and slightly down my leg. I reopened my case and was sent to a spinal surgeon whom gave me n mri of the lumbar spine said it was three slightly buldged disks, said there's no reason I should be limping and sent me back to work. I went back to work full dutyu once again and the pain was still getting worse. Once again I was transferring a patient she lost her balance, I caught her, lowered her to the floor, and felt a pull in the lumbar. I wrote another incedent report. It took them two weeks to make me a drs appointment and I also have not gotten a check. My injury was just in my hip and from going back to work and the last incident it is now down my whole leg and I can hardly walk. Why do they keep telling me I'm fine? What are they missing? For some reason they didn't give me n mri of my hip my hip was never checked but why? I feel like I'm being pushed around and treated lie I'm faking. I'm 23 yrs old and can't even make it up a flight of stairs. Help.
 
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you would need to ask medical questions of a medical professional or on medical website like webmd.
many states allow a second opinion or a change of doctors but the rules are different for each state.
http://www.workerscompensation.com/forum...?tid=10146
make sure the carrier is aware you are off work and that it has been approved by a physician.
it generally takes at least 2 weeks from the time they are notified to send the first payment but the rules are different for each state.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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(05-27-2011, 04:15 PM)linsos Wrote: I injured myself at work transfering a resident from point a. To point b. I was doing a twisting motion when the patient lost her balance and I used all my might to get her into a chair safely. The patient was okay but I was not. I felt the injury in my hip. I filed an incedent report and followed protocol to see the drs my caseworker told me to. The first dr said I strained a muscle, put me into pt, then after a mnth put me back to work full duty and said the pain will subside and I would be fine. Three months down the road I'm stuill in pain and it had gotten worse. My hip was still sore n it now started to run up my back and slightly down my leg. I reopened my case and was sent to a spinal surgeon whom gave me n mri of the lumbar spine said it was three slightly buldged disks, said there's no reason I should be limping and sent me back to work. I went back to work full dutyu once again and the pain was still getting worse. Once again I was transferring a patient she lost her balance, I caught her, lowered her to the floor, and felt a pull in the lumbar. I wrote another incedent report. It took them two weeks to make me a drs appointment and I also have not gotten a check. My injury was just in my hip and from going back to work and the last incident it is now down my whole leg and I can hardly walk. Why do they keep telling me I'm fine? What are they missing? For some reason they didn't give me n mri of my hip my hip was never checked but why? I feel like I'm being pushed around and treated lie I'm faking. I'm 23 yrs old and can't even make it up a flight of stairs. Help.

It sounds like you need an attny and they should be doing a pelvic mri where more than likely you'll have an SI Joint issue.....
 
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