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Attempt to work - she - 03-31-2010 12:15 PM
I live in KY. I hurt my back and filed wc.....today. I have not been sent to a wc dr, yet. Should I attempt to work next week since I filed WC?
RE: Attempt to work - tpm - 03-31-2010 12:23 PM
I would think if you are going back to work so soon you wouldn't have a WC case. How long have you been out? have you seen any doctors yet?
RE: Attempt to work - she - 03-31-2010 12:47 PM
I have been out just 3 days. I went to see my family Dr. Mon. at that time I could not recall anything I could have done to hurt my back. So he put me off work for a week, after giving presciption. After back tracking, it came to me that I had picked up a heavy object at work (last Fri.) and that is when the pain started. So I contacted my employer who then stated it would have to be filed with WC. Medicine is masking the pain for now.....
RE: Attempt to work - 1171 - 03-31-2010 01:41 PM
those decisions are made by your doctor; any lost time has to be approved.
does your employer require you to use a managed care plan?
if not you can go you personal physician and name them as your designated treater.
of course, you can still use your personal leave as you choose.
get more information on Kentucky's comp system from their guidebook
RE: Attempt to work - she - 03-31-2010 01:48 PM
My doctor will not be able to treat me for my back since he is not a WC physician. What happens now, will WC send me to another dr. or what? I am using sick days now.
RE: Attempt to work - 1171 - 03-31-2010 02:00 PM
what makes you think that?
are you managed care?
from the guidebook:
"The injured employee generally has the right to choose the treating physician without interference from the employer. This physician, depending on the nature of the injury or illness may be a general practice physician, surgeon, psychologist, optometrist, dentist, podiatrist, osteopath or chiropractor."
RE: Attempt to work - she - 03-31-2010 02:46 PM
After seeing my family dr. on Mon. morning I called his office that evening to tell him I remembered what I had done to injure my back, and had informed my employer of this injury, his nurse told my if it was wc related he would not be able to care for my back injury but would be able to see me for any other illness, since he does not deal with WC.
RE: Attempt to work - inpainokla - 03-31-2010 03:19 PM
you should have been contacted by the insurance company here in oklahoma they have 72 hours to do so by law...have you filed a claim on paper??..whats your employer telling you to do??
RE: Attempt to work - 1171 - 03-31-2010 05:58 PM
you need to pick another doctor.
RE: Attempt to work - she - 04-01-2010 11:39 AM
Okay...all of this business is new to me.