If I was told by the company that they were done treating me and afterwards I went on my own for needed surgeries. Am I entitled to compensation?

In 2001 I fell Approx. 20′ and went to doctors that recommended a dicogram and further tests and possible surgery. The company refused to allow me the tests and said they were done & to get a lawyer. I had 2 surgeries and after passing a FCE in 2005, was not allowed to go back to work. Is it true that I am only allowed x weeks of ttd payments and the state allows the employer the right to stop necessary medical attention even if it was their doctors that recommended further treatment?

Asked on June 30, 2009 under Personal Injury, Indiana

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I think you need to get the facts of this case to a lawyer, very quickly.  I'm afraid that you may already have waited too long to do anything about this, but you shouldn't waste time checking, just in case.  One place to find an attorney who can evaluate your rights is our website, http://attorneypages.com

It is true, in many states, that there is a cap on how many weeks you can receive temporary total disability payments.


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