Answered on Jan 17, 2014
If they are calling it a strain and you are out for several months, there is likely a larger injury which the insurance company is not acknowledging. On the bright side, you are continuing to receive benefits which puts you in a better position to negotiate a settlement. If you are unrepresented, they likely believe they will be able to remove you from benefits on the short term without fully acknowledging whatever injury you might have – for example a nerve injury or carpel tunnel or the like – which might require more treatment or surgery. I would have a number of follow up questions, for example, are you still seeing a panel doctor? I would definitely talk to someone to protect yourself and to maximize your settlement. Good luck.