Hit by stand up fork truck on modified duty sitting in a chair 8 hours a day they say no broken bones in ankle they did X-rays,mri,bone scan but I have not seen them. Can’t wear a shoe due to pain and swelling. Doctor doesn’t call back. Bad situation. I do not trust he will help me it’s been 3 months
In Indiana, Workers' Compensation has no obligation to get a 2nd opinion. If you have access to health insurance, use it to get a 2nd opinion. If not, get copies of the x-rays and MRI and bone scan ON DISK. Take the disk to another orthopaedic surgeon for a 2nd opinion. An attorney will probably be able to get you reimbursed at the end of the case. The ONLY way to force Indiana Workers' Compensation to pay for ANYTHING is by going to trial. Unfortunately, in Indiana, there is really nothing that an attorney can do on an accepted case. It is probably more cost-effective to simply pay $200 for a consult than to give your attorney 20% of the settlement value. This is VERY different from Workers' Compensation in IL where it would be foolish NOT to hire an attorney because they can ALWAYS get you more money. Good luck.
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You may always obtain a second opinion. The issue is whether you have to pay for it. You should confer with an attorney.
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