Q: What can I do if worker's compensation won't communicate with my attorney? I slipped and fell at work on the school bus steps. I hurt my back and the xray and MRI says I'm fine but I can't function and I am in constant pain. The doctor says I have lower lumbar pain and my left sciatic nerve is giving me problems. I went to physical therapy but workers comp only approved 12 visits. I have a list of restrictions. Workers compensation won't approve my 2nd opinion on my back and won't approve any more therapy and they just started pay me but they are under paying me. On January 13th, I would have been off work for 3 months. I have an 11 month old child and due to non payment from workers comp I lost my apartment and my lights and water got cut off. I had to pull my child out of daycare. My job wont let my come back unless I am free from restrictions and free from doctors care. If I do a settlement case with my job and workers comp how much do you think I'll get? Because I am so far in debt and now I have to go to court over the apartment I just lost. and yes i do have a lawyer but it seems as if he cant do anything either. workers comp wont communicate with him or email back they wont correct my amount or back pay me so I'm like what do I have a lawyer for again?
A:Your lawyer simply has to file the claim with the Industrial Commission.