Sunday, September 02, 2007

Just fix it

My wife has a bad foot, first showing up after she slipped and fell at work. If we had known the results, she would have clocked out for 5 minutes, fell, then clocked back in so our regular insurance could have handled it.

Workman's comp has selected the doctor she is to go to, but apparently they don't trust the doctor because they take at least 3 weeks to approve his treatment. Because it is workman's comp, we can't use our health insurance.

"Reading between the lines, it appears you want to go on disability"

No. She wants her foot fixed. She doesn't want narcotics, which they are quite willing to approve, with no questions. She wants you to give the doctor that you picked permission to actually do his job in a timely manner. If this goes on, disability is a real possibility because most of the jobs she is qualified for require her to be on her feet a lot, which isn't possible UNTIL YOU LET THE DOCTOR THAT YOU CHOSE FOR HER FIX HER FOOT!. If you don't trust him, don't send people to him, or take it up with him.

If this is a preview of nationalized health care, no thanks.


  1. That sucks. Apparently, work comp isn't something that one can turn down, I take it?

  2. You can turn it down by paying out of pocket. My employer's medical insurance won't pay for something Workman's comp is supposed to cover. We could probably have gotten away with "we don't know when it happened".

  3. I injured myself at work, and after 5 rounds of physical therapy (about a year) I got the doc to release me from worker's comp and let my private insurance pick up the cost for my surgery.