This is about a neck injury at work. MRI's exposed degeneration, stenosis, and few more things. My diagnosis was that I sprained my neck and it aggravated the pre-existing conditions. Last January I spoke to a surgeon about an epidural, he stated the only relief is surgery, I respectfully declined. I never heard from my treating physician, or workers comp again until May (I thought they had simply dumped my case) when they asked me to see a QME. They explained there was never a physicians report submitted and a QME is faster for closing the case.
Let me just say the QME was 15 mins long, he didn't know why I was there, he didn't examine my neck, here's his report: 45 minute visit, 0% industrially dis.
100% non indust., 8% impairment.
Can I appeal this? I'd like an attorney.