Thank you so much . Very informative
May I ask why are they ready to terminate my case as long as I'm seeing and following their DR orders and receives 70% of my weekly gross wage since the first day of the injury ?
As a result of your still getting treatment and paid they would not terminate your benefits. Usually, when a comp carrier schedules a second opinions or IME it means they are trying to avoid having to pay benefits or for surgery or some other benefit. So, they get an IME to say doesnt need treatment and rather then abide by the treating doctors opinion they go with the IME. If you are still to go back and see the treating doctor and if the IME agreed with the surgery then they will not terminate your benefits. I hope this clarifies my earlier remarks.
Actually the IME agreed with the doctor about the surgery .. Do you think they might set up another appt for IME .. On this coming Monday I will see the DR for discussing the surgery date
Its good the IME agreed. IT means that the condition must be bad enough where all the doctors are agreeing. As long as that is the case, the carrier will continue to provide benefits. I would suggest seeing the doctor on Monday talking about surgery and making arrangements. I would then also make an appointment to see an attorney be it my office or another wc specialist to make sure you understand all of the legal options as you move forward. Thanks again and good luck.
Thank you again
Will contact you on Monday
Great. I can be reached at 609-771-8611