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i NEED HELP - rvie - 06-23-2009 09:01 PM
What should I do?
ok..I lift alot of boxes at work and days ago I was lifting a box with someones help and when I went to put it down i felt something move on my sternum (breast bone) and it only hurt a little but dint think it was something bad. Then i went home after work and late evening my chest started to hurt and I went to bed.
I woke up at 5:00am coughfing and i coulnt breathe or move my chest so a family member took me to the nearest ER and I told the doctor what had happened to me and gave me a workers comp form to take to my boss, and i did the same day i got out of the hospital.
Today I filed a report and my boss gave me the number of the clinic i had to go to.After I went to the clinic the lady that was there told me they didnt have a works comp doctor for over 2 1/2 years.I called my boss but he told his assnt that he was busy that he was gonna call me later and he never did so i called my job and his assnt told me that he already went home and she acted like she forgot.She gave me 3 more doctors clinic to go but the offices are no longer there (I also called ).
What can I do? I feel like they are not taking my situation seriously.
RE: i NEED HELP - jayne - 06-23-2009 10:28 PM
contact Timothy Belt he is a member here also a Pa.lawyer he will get you on track
RE: i NEED HELP - AQA - 06-24-2009 01:54 AM
I am unfamiluar with your state laws and regs.. I would be on the phone in the morning with the local WC agency and see what they have to say. You may also want to call some local dr. offices and see if they take WC patients.
There are two main issues here. 1) you don't want to damage yourself further. 2) getting medical attention.
Start making calls in the morning.
RE: i NEED HELP - Timothy Belt - 06-24-2009 07:30 AM
In PA your employer can't legally just send you to a clinic (although they often do); they must provide you with a list of the panel doctor's and you can choose from that list. If they do not provide the list, you can treat with whoever you want. Call your family doctor and get an appointment. There will probably be billing issues initially. This sounds like it is going to become interesting, so you may want to consider seeing a lawyer sooner rather than later.
RE: i NEED HELP - MJC - 06-24-2009 08:08 AM
That is good advice regarding the lawyer situation. It already sounds like his employer is going to give this person the run around. We are so happy to have you on this board. Thank you!
RE: i NEED HELP - fencer11 - 06-24-2009 09:35 AM
The best thing about Mr. Belt is that he does not have the "Call me, I'm the best" attitude. Thanks for all your help Mr. Belt!!!
RE: i NEED HELP - Timothy Belt - 06-24-2009 12:41 PM
That's true. In fact, there are at least 3 or 4 lawyers in the state that are better than I am.
fencer11 Wrote:The best thing about Mr. Belt is that he does not have the "Call me, I'm the best" attitude. Thanks for all your help Mr. Belt!!!
RE: i NEED HELP - Still in Limbo - 06-24-2009 12:50 PM
MR. Belt as Usual is giving Great Advice!! I'm from Pa. and in the System for going on 5 Years, so See the Dr.of Your Choice, and Please find Counsel as soon as Possible!! Sounds like Your Employer is going run You around the May Pole with Your Injury, so You Better get some Help! Legally!!
And Mr. Belt, Your being too Humble, 3 or 4?
RE: i NEED HELP - jayne - 06-24-2009 01:14 PM
nope hes the best.....
RE: i NEED HELP - rvie - 06-24-2009 07:28 PM
thanks for the advice