09-23-2010, 01:55 PM
hello, i am new and this is a great site and i hope anybody can help me. if a person was off work for more than a year (work related injury), workers comp accepts claim, goes back to work deemed permenant and stationary and reaggrivates the injury again doing my job as directed, what covers the time off then? my doctor is getting approval to do surgery and he took me off work a week ago for 6 more weeks. my comp specialist at my work called me and says because i was off for more than a year i exhausted my benefits and comp will not pay for this additional time off. i have an attorney and am waiting to hear from him soon. they are restoring my lost time from last year so do i use that to cover me so i get paid? i have R wrist/hand carpal, some nerve damage and a syndrome i can't pronounce. i know over a year is a long time off for this type of work injury but because i filed workers comp my regular insurance wouldn't cover the surgery so i'm feeling the pain for quite some time. has this happened to anybody else? thanks for any replies. this is in CALIFORNIA. times are rough right now I am thinking of asking my doctor to let me go back to work and tough it out until i have the surgery.