Re: How can this be???????
Hi, rachelmc -
I would recommend you seek another legal opinion. Attorneys, regardless of their location, are encouraged (if not required) to provide an initial consultation free of charge.
Plus, your attorney is there to represent [I]you[/I] . No one else. I was under the impression that pain & suffering is fairly universal in claims or suits. Not sure about WC though.
Any option re: long-term disability? Again, depends on WC laws. A good option for you would be to check out www.martindale-hubbell.com. This is the directory for attorneys throughout the US. You can even use keywords to narrow in on some WC experts in your area.
Hope this helps.
Sciatica, L3-4 Tear, Spinal Stenosis, DDD L3-S1
Fusion (BMP) L4-5 '11
Anterior Fusion (BMP) L3-S1 '13