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Released to work! Now What?
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(08-28-2016, 04:00 PM)California_Help Wrote:
(08-26-2016, 04:12 PM)Fusion26 Wrote:
(08-26-2016, 03:55 PM)1171 Wrote: So in your mind the restrictions are temporary?
It's the written report that,s the evidence, not what was said or not said during your medical appointment.
Hopefully it supports continuing your TD payments.

No, I definitely feel incapable of performing certain task and expect to have some type of restrictions for the foreseeable future. I was a ware house worker previously which is what resulted in my injury. I could in no way return to the same field of work. I do however feel capable of performing some type of sedentary work. I still deal with some residual pain on a daily basis, but have accepted with this type of injury to be completely pain free is unlikely or even unrealistic. I called the doctors office to confirm and it appears there has been no P&S report so I have yet to be declared MMI. It seems everything may begin to pick up momentum with my claim. I'm sure this is to soon to say or wishful thinking, but I hope to be done with the WC system soon. This whole process has been lengthily and stressful. It's truly trying at times both mentally and physically.

It is very difficult for anyone on a site to answer the question if you will continue to receive TTD checks without reading your records. Your attorney would be the best person to ask. In the mean time I recommend having your primary doctor write you are TTD every time you see him in your reports.

If your TTD stops and you are not able to work you can apply for state disability. It will state you are past the deadline to apply, but for injured workers I have seen them make exceptions many times. You will need your doctor to fill out the EDD form. I recommend to go on the states website and print out a form for your doctor to fill out a month before your TTD 104 weeks is up.

At 6 months post op after a 360 fusion are you fused? I have read it can take a year to 14 months for some to fully recover from this surgery. I do not recommend rushing it. 

It sounds like you were injured after 1/1/2013. If so once you are MMI and your employer cannot take you back you are entitled to two vouchers. The first on is in the amount of 6 grand. I have not checked in a while but I think $1,500 can be used for a computer and $500 can be used for whatever you want. The remaining 4 grand can be used at any state college or other vocational colleges on a list. It can be used towards tuition and books. Once you receive your first voucher you can then go down to the district office of your WCAB and pick up your second voucher which will be a check for $5,000.. This check can be used for whatever you want.

After having such an evasive surgery I recommend going back to school if you are not qualified for sedentary work.


Take care.

Yes I was injured in 2014. So as I understand the first voucher is for schooling.  What is the second voucher for? Also please excuse my ignorance but what is WCAB? Workers compensation association board? Are these vouchers something I apply for? As far as SSDI I did apply for that but my application was denied. As far as being fused I'm not sure. I have asked tthe doctor when we will do imaging to check progress and he said if theres no pain than no reason to check now. He said he usually waits a full year. The workers comp doctor has been great up until recently, now he seems to be short and dismissive. When he makes his dictations he is quick to downplay my symptoms and seems to want to rush things along and make things appear better than they actually are. Anyways I am currently enrolled in college to work towards an associates degree. I just started this semester and it will be awhile before I see a pay off. I am doing distance education for now.
 
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Released to work! Now What? - Fusion26 - 08-25-2016, 01:27 AM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - 1171 - 08-25-2016, 12:00 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - Fusion26 - 08-25-2016, 10:19 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - 1171 - 08-26-2016, 11:18 AM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - Fusion26 - 08-26-2016, 11:47 AM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - 1171 - 08-26-2016, 02:23 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - Fusion26 - 08-26-2016, 03:14 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - 1171 - 08-26-2016, 03:55 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - Fusion26 - 08-26-2016, 04:12 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - Fusion26 - 08-28-2016, 04:56 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - Fusion26 - 08-29-2016, 10:33 AM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - Fusion26 - 08-30-2016, 02:37 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - 1171 - 08-28-2016, 05:41 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - Fusion26 - 08-28-2016, 08:25 PM
RE: Released to work! Now What? - 1171 - 08-28-2016, 09:57 PM

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