11-27-2009, 10:25 PM
My WC doc put me on modified duty on 10/29/09 for 30 days and WC, even though they have received all of my paperwork, have not paid me. It's time to go back to be re-evaluated next week to see if I am to continue this modified schedule. My job has paid me for the time I have worked, but that's it. My attorney said that they are asking for an immediate hearing to see why. Can they just not pay me even though the doctor put me on this schedule? WC have never had a problem paying me in the past. In 18 months I have only been off a total of 7 weeks. What's the deal? By the way, my claim is in Washington, D.C. and I recently found out that my back is not a limb, and DC only pays for limbs. The pain radiates down my legs, hips and feet. I have 2 annular tears in my L4 - L5 and L5 - S1. Also, I have been diagnosed with sacral damage and spinal stenosis. I am a business manager for a hospital and oversee 4 offices and 2 of them are off-site. I have to constantly move and drive which makes my situation worse by the day[/color][/size][/font]. Thanks for any and all feedback.