I had workers comp injury and insurance co stated I was covered for life and now they are trying to take meds away. What can I do? I have severe pain

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Insurance Question from Sterling City, TX

Asked on 11/09/2011

I had workers comp injury and insurance co stated I was covered for life and now they are trying to take meds away. What can I do? I have severe pain I broke my neck in 2000 and later had herniated disc and comp would not approve myleogram therefore damage was done and I now am on disability and now comp and insurance co is taking the pain meds away and I can't function. I feel like my life has been takin away as now I can't cope with pain and can't afford the meds. Can they be allowed to do this? I didn't ask to be like this and didn't know that although they said I was covered for life I would have to fight for everything I need.

Answer given on November 14, 2011

You can call your  Office of Injured Employee Counsel for the State of Texas. You may request assistance from the Office of Injured Employee Counsel by calling 1-866-EZE-OIEC (1-866-393-6432). Or, click the link above to be taken to their website for more information.  They should be able to advisel you on how to file an appeal and what to do to get your pain meds paid.  Laws for worker’s compensation for each state is different.  But they should be able to direct you on what to do. If you still do not have any luck, you may want to talk with a workers compensation attorney who can advise you how to proceed.  To speak with an attorney in your area, click here.   

  


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