04-23-2008, 10:07 AM
I just notified my employer about a work related injury (repetitive injury) causing what I think is rotator cuff. I talked to the WC rep and they took down a recorded statement and said they'd mail me a form to sign for medical records release. That was a week ago. Still nothing. In the meantime I have stopped working because my arm hurts so bad I can't even do dishes or change my sheets - hardly anything. If I try to work, I'll make it even worse but looks like they will let me starve before doing anything....so do I continue to work and aggravate it? Does working and making the situation worse have any bearing on getting help from WC? Any idea on how long before I get to see a doctor and maybe get the ball rolling? FWIW, I live in KY and the company is based in TN. I work from home doing medical transcription - well, I should say I DID work from home. Any info appreciated!