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question - tweety00 - 10-09-2007 04:01 AM
ok this might be a dumb question but im curious if this is decrimation .
Told cant return to work untill 100% full duty ok
But they have keep a fellow employee who only hurt 2 fingers and got a rating of 4% and settlement ..
I understand its not to the same body parts but she can now do the job but wouldnt that still mean she is also NOT 100%???????
Or once you are done with w/c, the rating doesnt mean anything .would it be because she can do full duties ?
See I think this stuff over way to much at times lol
RE: question - DH's better half - 10-09-2007 04:14 AM
If you can return to work and do your job duties 100%, it doesn't matter what the rating is except for the settlement. the rating/restrictions only come into play if you can no longer perform the job duties you had at 100%. At least that's my understanding of it.
RE: question - rholmes - 10-09-2007 04:33 AM
oK this is or was my understanding. You can have PD as long as it is not 51% and return to your job. At least thats what I was told before Arnold got into office. But I am facing the same thing right now , because there are people at my job with way worst injuries then mines and they are allowed to work because it was not job related and mines are job related.
RE: question - beckysangels - 10-09-2007 06:08 AM
You can return to work only if your job as a position for you and that you were not 100 % disabled. If you fill that you are not being treated fairly, then I would advise you to speak to WCboard or if you have aWC attn. Good Luck I am 100% disabled and WC insurance is to pay for all of my medical exspenses but they haven't in over 2 1/2 years and I just had a trail on my case to which the WC agreed to pay for all my future medical since they have not done what they had agreed upon I want a buy out on my medical. I have been in the WC system for almost 8yrs, and that is long enough plus Arnold really screwed things up for us injures workers.
RE: question - Still in Limbo - 10-09-2007 03:22 PM
Tweety, as far as Impairment Ratings go, they are only used for Settlements. After You Settle, and if You can perform Your Job, and it's available to You, You can go back at 100% Pay! I Hope this Helps, and Have a Great Day!!
RE: question - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 10-09-2007 03:46 PM
Tweety00, Got to love that Bird
I have an answer;
When any employer ever states a injured worker can not, return to their employment, till 100%. I then say do this;
You write a letter to who you spoke with;
State in the letter what was said to you;
You ask to Please clarify what they mean by such statement;
(Remember, always get evrything in writing)
Send you letter out, Certified Mail with Reciept;
Then you wait for the answer.
Opinion is, no it's not Discrimanation... But you atleast will have a better clearer answer to their subjetive statement.
RE: question - mel1980 - 10-09-2007 03:54 PM
badboy you are very straight forward and to the point....
RE: question - Bad Boy Bad Boy - 10-09-2007 04:12 PM
Mel, I just would like to try to show people that during this whole Work Comp Maze, that getting everything in writing is the most important part of their whole case. And when there is a barrier in the Communication area, to get it where one can understand what the other is meaning by a verbal message.
Always, I can never stress it enough, get every single report that has something to do with your injury, every doctor report, doctor / nurse soap reports, chartings, and documents, then add all the X-rays, MRI's, Cat Scans with those reports in, IME reports, Court reports, check stubs, everything, then place them in marked folders for later when they are needed, for trust me they will be needed at one point.
I'm going through this myself right now, and I find my filing system very easy to locate what is being requested.