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She has a meeting scheduled for 11 Jul with the TWC. She is currently using an Ombudsman assigned to her and is the one who stated my sister was not authorized any additional monies from workers comp, as she receives the 36 weeks based on her 12% impairment rating. A meeting is scheduled the end of this month between my sister's former employer's (Aramark), workers comp insurance and her Ombudsman to determine if the insurance company will pay the additional 2%.(why wouldn't my sister attend) My sister disputed the 12% rating and that was when she was assigned an Ombudsman to assist her. She went to another workers comp doctor who after his exam increased her impairment rating to 14%. Her Ombudsman is the one that told her they normally go with the first rating, even though the doctor that did the second one is the one they call to court if it is contested again.
The workman's comp people have done nothing to help her. After one surgery we left the doctors to pick up her medication and the pharmacy couldn't give it to her because her workman's comp person didn't approve it right away - she had to go that whole evening with out pain pills. - sorry now I'm off the subject .
Do you happen to know of a workman's comp attorney that will take her case and get paid that way and not charge her every time she needs to ask a question or have him read something?
Thank you so much for your help.