The truth hurts.
In a nutshell, the adjuster in your case is delaying your treatment because they don’t want to have documented evidence of your injury. Approving tests that confirm that an injury is work related is not in the best interest of your employer and of the insurance company. This is also why the adjuster tells you that you cannot go see your own doctor. Well, you really can but, it will be at your expense. It’s not always possible to go see your own doctor and so an injured employee usually elects to wait for approval of the recommended tests, like an MRI. Remember that insurance companies are always going to do what’s best for the company by delaying your treatment and delaying your ability to get a true diagnosis. You are not the client of the insurance company and so don’t expect that that the insurance company is taking into account your best interest.
If you have been injured on the job, it shouldn’t take months to order an MRI or other diagnostic tests to determine how serious your injury is. The truth is, the insurance company is delaying so that they can buy time to strategize and figure out how they are going to defend your case. If you’re injured and you know something is not right with your health, don’t delay getting the medical attention you deserve! Going to physical therapy when you have a serious spinal, head or other musculoskeletal injury IS NOT GOING TO HELP YOU GET WELL FROM YOUR INJURY! It might even hurt you more.
If you’ve been injured working for a non-subscriber, don’t contribute to the delay you’re already experiencing in your case any further, speak with an experienced Texas work injury lawyer and make sure your case is moving swiftly through the process. This will ensure that you make a swift recovery and get well sooner. The more you allow them to delay, the harder it will be on you and your family down the road.