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Doctor telling me to return to work??? - HH4 - 02-28-2012

[/size] I need some understanding here. I was involved in a car accident two Fridays ago with my boss on the way to see a client. We were t-boned from the drivers side and my head was thrown against the passenger side glass. A workers comp claim was filed for me and I went to see their doctor today because I have been having concussion symptoms since the accident. She referred me to a neurologist but said that she was restricted under workers compensation to remove me from work. I told her that due to the type of job I have where I am required to manage people, make decisions, etc...I am in no condition to do this type of work. How do they expect me to be a manager with a concussion?

My first questions is: why would she be restricted from removing me from work?
2. is that what the neurologist would recommend?
3. can I dispute this with the insurance carrier?

I am really frustrated right now because I do not want to be in a position to potentially lose pay.
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RE: Doctor telling me to return to work??? - 1171 - 02-28-2012



it's possible that the carrier wants work restrictions rather then a less then useful "no work" statement so the employer has an opportunity to provide modified work.
different states have different rules;that's why the board asks you to post yours
http://www.workerscompensation.com/forums/general/showthread.php?tid=10146

do you have work restrictions?

yes, you can dispute it but you need evidence to be successful.


RE: Doctor telling me to return to work??? - HH4 - 02-28-2012

I am located in NJ. The doctors words exactly were that she was stumped as to what to "restrict" me to at work. That because of the type of injury I have, it is a difficult case. What if my employer agrees that I cannot do my normal work duties??




RE: Doctor telling me to return to work??? - 1171 - 02-28-2012

nothing would change.
medical benefits would continue.
disability determinations are not based on an employer or employee opinion.
they require a finding of permanent impairment or the loss of earnings supported by medical evidence.

more on basic comp rules in New Jersey:
http://lwd.state.nj.us/labor/wc/wc_index.html