Update on sons back operation

@Lakota12 (42684)
United States
January 26, 2009 9:15am CST
He has gone in for the 6 weeks check up. and was told he needs another MRI. as Doctor is worried about the pain he is still having in back and legs.From what I gather has something to do with that nerve that they had to move out of the way. He had been waiting for them to call him to set up the date and time ,but workmans comp are dragging feet again! So he got ahold of his lawyer and they are contacing workmans comp to get this MRI done. Seems like workmans comp just wants to send him back to work before he is healed right. What do you think about this and has it happened to you?
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
It never happened to me, but they are still giving me the run around with the disablity, I am getting it but now I have to go back to my doctor for yet another health report, and apply at a different agency they say it is the law, I don't want to do it, but what choice do I have, if I don't they will cut me off. I think it is a damn shame how your brother is being treated, these government agencies make me sick.
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@MsTickle (24980)
• Australia
27 Jan 09
It is her son, not her brother.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Its like each part of the government dont trust the other paret to do it right. a shame that you have to go through ll this too to keep what you are getting now hugs and good Luck yup my son my youngest
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Hey lakota! I am sorry to hear that your son is still having problems with his back! Unfortunately when you are dealing with worker's compensation they do put you through all types of red tape stuff and take forever! Of course they would much rather send you back to work! That way they wouldn't have to pay! They will try to stall as long as they can so just let your son's lawyer handle it and tell him to be patient and make sure he gets the care that he needs and don't return to work before he is well enough and the doctor's decide that he really is ok.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Jan 09
thanks for responding . Yup I have told him all this . and he is doing his best to do all the lawyer says to do and am sure the lawyer will get this MRI set up alot faster than what son can do!
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• United States
26 Jan 09
I agree that it is not right to send him back to work too soon. The funding for workmans comp has also been depleted by many people who are perfectly well but play act being sick. It is so sad that government funds for the people who need the service are getting short changed because of all the cheaters
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Jan 09
yup I hear ya on that. They didnt even want to help in the first place Son HAD to get a lawyer involved to even get first MRI and the operation! now it starts again!
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
He has to get a signed. letter from the doctor to give to Workmen's Compensation saying that until he gets his MRI, he will be unable to work. And the latter has to say that he has to have recovery time, and if he has any duties, they have to be light duties. He cannot do any heavy work. The lawyer will help him. Do you know if there are any light duties like working in an office where he works?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Jan 09
He has al that! He is a disel machanic. Not really any light work he can do or is trained for. Not realy and office person he has done this work since he was nine. When they tell him and they already have told him he cant go back doing what he was doing. So now he is trying to tink of other things to work at.
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@MsTickle (24980)
• Australia
27 Jan 09
This must be a worrying time for you. There would be so much frustration while you wait for the go ahead from parties who really don't have your son's best interests t heart. I really hope your son will be ok. This sort of injury could be something he has to live with always...I really hope that is not the case.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I most serious hope not . they figure a new MIR will find why the nerve is still acting up. He has been told already he cant go back to his life long work that he hqas done since he was nine he was just a natural at it. HE even has truckers call him long distance to diagnos thuier problems over the phone he can even tell whats wrong and they get it fixed while on the road!
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@MsTickle (24980)
• Australia
28 Jan 09
He might have to offer his services as a consultant. His helpfullness to the truckers via the phone has got to be worth something to them. If it works out he could maybe make a living out of it.
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• United States
29 Jan 09
It has not happened to me but it is happing to Larry's daughter and my neighbor right now
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
29 Jan 09
are they getting any help ? I tell ya the need to get a lawyer SOn said he got more respect and action once he did.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Jan 09
Goodness this is terrible I am so sorry to read this I thought he would be ok I hope that he will get it done soon, I can't believe how they play with Peoples Lifes it is bad Hope that he will get this sorted Hugs
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Jan 09
am hopeing so dont know what but something was going on last night fior we only took a few mins. to talk. and he was stressed so dont know anything today.
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@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
27 Jan 09
its difficult situation for him in my opinion. as we already know that the policy of company is different between another including this matter. if he has good position in those company i believe that the company would not have this problem even though he should rest in long period
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Jan 09
The thing about this is that even with his good standing the company really didnt want to help him. But know they have too.
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@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
26 Jan 09
This is what Workers Comp is all about. They are constantly pushing people back to work after an injury. I am assuming that he got hurt on the job since he is dealing with Workers Comp? Tell him to go to his doctor and get a letter/certificate stating that he is unable to work until that MRI is completed. At that time if need be he should get another one as well. But it has to state that he is unable to work. And or only do light duties. I am sorta dealing with the same situation. I as well have a back injury but I wasn't hurt on the job. So I am not dealing with Workers Comp. I am dealing with the Insurance Company as well as the Disability Board. I had to get a letter and lots of paper work from my doctor stating that I was not able to work due to my disablities as well as impairments that are preventing me from working. I hope things all work out with your son and this somewhat helps.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Jan 09
yup he got hurt on the job. and he now does have his lawyer working on all of it again. HE also has all the paper work sent to lawyer.
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• Canada
8 Feb 09
Hi friend, Wow...look at your numbers grow over half way to topping up your 14.000 post. Being that I am here so little your credits always blow me away! Good for you. Anyway, in regard to your discussion...not that it will probably be of any comfort your your son's experiences are a pretty common occurrence with workman's comp. They like disability insurance adjusters do not have the client/patient's best interest as their prime focus. Most bureaucratic companies have bean counters that do not want to pay for anything they can avoid. Sorry to hear that the situation is dragging on and I do hope that it is resolves soon. Raia.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Feb 09
LOL thqnaks ya shouldnt stay away so long! and about Wade . not sure if he has had this MRI done yet or not and I know they dont want to pay or get him help when he asked thats why he got a lawyer they treat him beter now.