My heart goes out to you as you struggle and even more with WC.
Your fall on the black ice has likely added a whiplash component. Be sure to get an assessment of your neck and specifically your upper neck.
And yes, find a good WC attorney. But, be very careful to find an attorney with expertise with mTBI/concussion. Read up on the pitfalls of WC directed care at www.tbilaw.com
and the sister site www.subtlebraininjury.com
Attorney Gordon Johnson has some good advice to help you avoid getting examined by a biased examiner. The WC docs tend to be hired guns.
Even though they matter to your brain health, do not mention the high school concussions unless asked specifically and only if they were diagnosed by a doctor as concussions. Otherwise, they were just bumps to your head that you keep in your lifetime tally.
Have you tried to catalog possible triggers for your return of symptoms? This will be important knowledge to have as you progress. Remember that a return of symptoms can have a delay after the trigger.
My best to you.
Mark in Idaho
58 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine for 14 years and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and successfully stopped all paroxetine after 3 months of tapering down. I currently take 500 mgs of L-Tryptophan when I wake up, 500 mgs after breakfast with my vitamin regimen and 500 mgs late in the evening.
As of Nov 15th, Due to high stress issues resulting in PTSD, my docs put me on three meds. Clonazepam (Klonopin, a dreaded benzo but only for 30 days ) 12.5 mgs twice daily (Doc prescribed 25 mgs twice daily but half a tablet is doing good) , citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI , and olanzapine (Zyprexa), an atypical anti-psychotic before bed. I have lost over 30 pounds since mid July. The olanzapine is supposed to help me gain some of it back but it has just stopped the weight loss. They took me off the gabapentin. Feeling much better.
"Be Still and Know That I am God" Psalm 46:10