I, too, was WC and a LONG time was taken to follow my continuing body struggles. It was not so much the delay of the WC folks for me as that my body continued a long slide in decline and surgeries kept happening. We finally reached peace with them after the SCS was perceived greatly successful and a lapse in surgeries had occurred. Settlement was agreed without having to go to trial, a huge managed medical savings account was established and a significant settlement for the work related loss helped immensely when we were able once again to purchase a home.
My thirtieth surgery occurred last Thursday, dipping into the WC medical savings to diagnose and aid my woefully agonizing nerve condition in the arm. Next week, we learn the results and suggested plan of action. I look forward to the consult.
NOW regarding your attorney....... Personally I take extremely seriously my ethical obligations in practicing law as I have been able to resume practice. Among the greatest obligations counsel OWES clients, and the MOST FREQUENTLY found basis for Supreme Court censure or worse for an attorney in any state is THE FAILURE TO REMAIN IN CLOSE CLIENT CONTACT, followed very naturally by the failure to diligently prosecute the client's case. I urge you to be in touch with your attorney asking for update of the status of your case. There are very likely arguments occurring in the background of which you are not aware....... BUT the attorney is ethically obligated to keep you informed. I am deadly serious about this. If you cannot obtain communication from your lawyer, the Supreme Court of your state will listen if you contact them and let them know you have fallen away from knowledge what is going on and your attorney will not inform you. There is a very serious attorney regulation process in every state to urge and help attorneys to live up to their ethical obligations, which are many, including client contact.
I take ethics extremely seriously. All attorneys should.
I pray for you without ceasing ALT, hoping your journey will be made easier,