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Wisconsin WC denied
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Hi all! I'm new to site and I was denied WC benefits cause of lack of medical records in Wisconsin!
I smashed my foot at work on 11/2018 filled out accident report but did not seek medical attention until 12/2019 when I had an MRI and discovered I had torn tendons and ligaments in the foot that was smashed and needed surgery. When I went to doctor first I did not mention the injury right away, and then I called and told the nurse that I believed this happened at work and that I filled out accident report. I emailed HR department and WC called me and interrogated me on the accident and I signed over the medical reports. I have contacted lawyer and they cannot do anything until they get my denial letter and doctor report. I decided to not wait on WC and have surgery cause the pain was so bad it was affecting me at doing my job properly!
Wondering if the doctor can write a better report of injury and that it did in fact happen when the foot was smashed. Do injuries that are year old and not treated right away ever receive benefits?
Thank you
 
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#2
Wisconsin workers compensation doesn’t publish statistics on that specific situation.
The key issue will be whether your activities after the 11/2018 work incident are responsible for your current need for treatment.
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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(02-22-2020, 11:55 AM)1171 Wrote: Wisconsin workers compensation doesn’t publish statistics on that specific situation.
The key issue will be whether your activities after the 11/2018 work incident are responsible for your current need for treatment.

So if my lifestyle made the injury worse?
 
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(02-22-2020, 11:58 AM)Flimflam Wrote:
(02-22-2020, 11:55 AM)1171 Wrote: Wisconsin workers compensation doesn’t publish statistics on that specific situation.
The key issue will be whether your activities after the 11/2018 work incident are responsible for your current need for treatment.

So if my lifestyle made the injury worse?

Right. Comp is not health insurance. While the employer/comp would be liable for initial treatment, once that was done so was their responsibility. Your choices are not made at their expense.
Injury is an incident/events, not a body part. new events=new injury.
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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(02-22-2020, 02:10 PM)1171 Wrote:
(02-22-2020, 11:58 AM)Flimflam Wrote:
(02-22-2020, 11:55 AM)1171 Wrote: Wisconsin workers compensation doesn’t publish statistics on that specific situation.
The key issue will be whether your activities after the 11/2018 work incident are responsible for your current need for treatment.

So if my lifestyle made the injury worse?

Right. Comp is not health insurance. While the employer/comp would be liable for initial treatment, once that was done so was their responsibility. Your choices are not made at their expense.
Injury is an incident/events, not a body part. new events=new injury.

But initial treatment was the first treatment since injury a year ago with no prior treatment. Both doctors believe it started when I smashed my foot! There was no new incident since initial injury a year ago.
 
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#6
Good; you’ll need that.
They’ll get their evidence and you’ll eiher settle or the judge will decide.
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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