(09-13-2008, 08:39 PM)dpep Wrote: I have been told by my general practice doctor and by a foot specialist as well as the plant doctor where I am employeed that I have Plantar Fascitis, in both feet. They all say it is caused from my job which is standing on concrete for extended periods. I work on an assembly line. The foot specialist says it will not heal unless I get off my feet for awhile and even then I may need to have surgery which would even put me off for a longer time. This is very, very painful by the time I put in a half day of work I am in so much pain I want to scream and cry!!! My problem is I can not afford to be off work even for one day let alone an extended period, I am a single mom and sole support.
The plant doctor says that Plantar Fascitis is not covered under workmans comp, is this true?
I have never been in this situation so I don't know what to do but I don't know how much longer I can tolorat the pain (it has been several months)
I live in Michigan is there any help for me?
I have suffered a similar issue with my plantar fascitis. It has been horrible. It had reached the point that I was not able to walk or work. My doctor also confirmed that is was due to my working at the hospital. Note: I have never had feet or leg issues. Since my diagnosis I have had surgery on both feet. Later the doctors discovered that I had plantar fascitis, tarsol tunnel syndrom and compartment syndrome in both feet and legs. all of which were from my job according to all the doctors. I still need 2 more surgeries. Yet according to the attorney I spoke to I can't sew the hospital that I worked for. I am now on disability and still can't work. I did appeal my workman's compensation case and did receive money for hours missed at work totalling more than 6000.00. My appeal was denied and that is considered an over payment.I now have to pay them back! They now have an over payment warrant on me. Sedgewick's argument to me was, "how do they know that I did not acquire plantar fasitis from walking to my car." So my point is this no matter what, in the end the employee suffers and there is nothing we can do about it unless you are wealthy and can afford to sue these people. Hopefully laws will change.Oh, and by the way don't even think about filing bankrutpcy because it is rare that these types of cases are discharged! Good luck!
(09-14-2008, 10:43 AM)1171 Wrote: some states have special requirements for types of conditions like cumlative trauma and repetitive motion and mental claims but all work related injuries/conditions are covered in some fashion. take the advice of the others and notify your employer in writing that your condition is work related and you are applying for workers comp benefits. You have appeal rights if the claim is rejected.
each state has it's own rules on how claims are handled so there is no one exact way to proceed in every appeal.
In the state of Washington for Plantar Fascitis to even be considered there has to have been a traumatic injury. Such as a fall causing the person o slam their foot or feet on to something. Although most definitions include not only that statement but also the voeruse and constant walking or pounding on hard floor surfaces like cement.