Last week my Dr. put me on LIGHT DUTY at work, until he could do a test about my disabilities on my back(some kind of evaluation that lasts 4-5 hours) I can have no pain meds for twelve hours before testing. My question is how can they stop my checks when my job won't let me come back to work becase there is NO LIGHT DUTY????
Hi yellow, welcome to the forum
Please tell us what state you live in, as WC rules are state specific.
I believe you are still due a weekly check , but not knowing your state , it could change things.
Injured worker, & tired of it all! I'm too old for games!!
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If you have reached maximum recovery in many states you no longer qualify for wage replacement benefits.
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I do not think if you are not at MMI that they can stop your checks. You would know if you are at MMI and if noone told you that, you should contact your adjuster and see why checks have been stopped if you have no lawyer.
If your work cannot accomodate you on light duty, you should be able to go to vocational rehab to find another type of job you can do. What test are you going for that you cannot take meds for 12 hours? A functional evaluation test?
carpal tunnel recurrence/ neuropathy / RSD.
1/29/07 injury date. Permanent. PIR settlement 8/4/08 10%
Thanks to everyone who took the time to help me understand this situation better!! I took a functional evaluation test last week should know results next week!! Again Thanks to All Of You!!!!!!
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8-05, Micro laminectomy/disectomy. 10-05 lumbar fusion L5-S1. 2-07 exploritory surgery. 12-07 medical implant, Spinal Cord Stimulator. now receiving SSDI. After going back to school, I received my degree as a mechanical engineer. What can I say, it was the only way I had to beat the system.