Why does the work comp adjuster ignore me?SteveL
The simple answer is, because they can.
Start off reading the ConAgra Foods case. I read it. Sort of made me feel ill because it is a reminder of how the Republicans have changed the culture of work injuries, work injury claims and how the company doctors have and are betraying their patients. Sickens me.
For practical purposes, the date you should know is July 1, 2017. Seems so long ago, unless you try to help injured workers. [IW = injured worker] If you do, then that date is the painful reminder of when lawyers stopped being able to help injured workers do much of anything. The law changes have become a quagmire of speed bumps designed to trip up the IW and the slightest vagueness in the history is used to claim the IW loses because he fails to meet his burden of proof. Workers for the most part are not Rhode’s Scholars. They are simple working stiffs trying to earn a living, who have minimal education and no understanding of the workers’ compensation system. No matter. The system no longer recognizes your limited understanding of how the system works and holds you to the standard of a full legal education.
THE DOCTOR IS NOT YOUR FRIEND, BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT HIS/HER CUSTOMER
Doctors do the same. Most hold you in contempt. If you doubt what I am saying just ask the company chosen orthopedic surgeon the last time they helped an injured worker by giving them a non-cost favorable opinion. Can you say NEVER?
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Governor Reynolds holds you in contempt. I’d go so far as to say that everything she has done and every bill she has signed involving IWs has taken away the keys to the courthouse. She won’t disagree with me.
What your case turns on is which deputy did you get assigned to your case? And with the Republican Governor appointing them all, the pool of deputies is like a working man’s cesspool. Same holds true, but even more so, for the Industrial Commissioner. His opinions would be Cesspool 2.0.
WHOEVER CONTROLS THE SELECTION OF THE SURGEON CONTROLS THE DOCTOR’S OPINIONS
The development of all facts is in control of the adjusters, the company doctor, and the Workers’ Compensation Commission because the facts are what they choose to pick as the facts of the case. The development of facts is simply not in control of the IW’s lawyer. IW’s have no control over who picks the doctors, no control over who gets to cut on them, no control over how the claim is being reported or how what the patient says to the doctor is being reported as the history. In an age where “my body, my decisions” is the Republican mantra, why then do IWs not get to choose a surgeon? Makes zero sense. Unless of course the idea is to screw them all.
THEY WILL SCREW YOU EVERY CHANCE THEY GET – SO TRUST NO ONE
And yet, in this case what saved the worker was the employer denying the claim which released the worker to choose his own treaters.
|21-0339||ConAgra Foods, Inc. and Old Republic Ins. Co. v. Leslie Moore|