Hello There, Guest! Login Register
Index    |     Search    |     Members    |     Help

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
NY - Fired after returning to work from WC
#1
Hello from New York!
I am feeling completely helpless at the moment and still dealing with the shock of being fired..I'm looking for some advice.

In January of 2016 I got injured while at work - I started receiving WC immediately. I was visiting the WC doctor at least once a month. At first the estimation of when I'd be able to go back to work was 16 weeks, but as time went, the doctor noticed the bone in my foot was not healed 100%. So I continued with the doctor appointments, physical therapy, and whatever else was recommended.  

It was recommended to me from friends/family/etc that I should reach out to a WC attorney to assist and advise through the process. So I did so!

Long story short - 9 months later I was finally 100% cleared from the WC doctor to return back to work. If it was up to me I would have liked to return much sooner because my foot felt fine but apparently something about the bone not being completely mended. Either way, I was thrilled to go back to work finally - for my livelihood and for financial purposes. I'm 63 by the way and only a few years away from retirement.

So after returning to work for a few months, I was let go/fired yesterday. I was told by my superiors that there was footage of me in July doing some yard work. 
In all honesty, there were never any restrictions set by the doctor. As I mentioned, by that point my foot felt fine and given the opportunity I would have returned to work as soon as possible but the doctor would not clear me. I was never given a cast for my foot - all I had was a removable boot for the first month or so. 

I'm in shock and perhaps I was bit naive. I wasn't aware that I had to lock myself indoors for 9 months and/or pretend to have a handicap. 

Anyhow, I'm at a loss of what do now. My boss said I have an amazing track record - no complaints ever, and that'd he would be happy to vouch for me if needed. He did recommend that I go to the Union immediately (union job) - I'm on my way now - currently on the train.

Any advice? Am I screwed? The lawyer I was working with hasn't returned any of my calls or e-mails in the past week and I'm suspicious of him at this point - not sure what to think. Not even sure why after so many months is this footage being revealed. Any thoughts?

Thank you,
OT
 
Reply
  


Messages In This Thread
NY - Fired after returning to work from WC - otmne - 03-28-2017, 03:18 PM

Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Returning to work. MI Worker 3 2,150 02-08-2017, 04:06 PM
Last Post: 1171
  Returning to work after WC, what to put on resume? Sinistrasza 6 6,813 05-15-2016, 06:44 PM
Last Post: California_Help
  Does being fired for work restriction count as time loss? mwpdx86 3 3,579 03-06-2016, 02:06 PM
Last Post: 1171
  Proper Procedure for Returning to Work DownbutNotOut 2 2,470 09-06-2015, 06:18 PM
Last Post: California_Help
  returning to work with 34 less hours, can I get another job while working this one mart 1 2,965 01-27-2015, 03:41 AM
Last Post: 1171
Exclamation returning to work dsj9540 3 4,134 10-28-2013, 12:31 AM
Last Post: bronco54501
  Returning to work JennJenn 5 4,939 09-16-2013, 06:26 PM
Last Post: JennJenn
MyBB Returning to work after settlement. lizdawiz82 10 26,187 12-16-2012, 12:22 AM
Last Post: bronco54501
  bilateral knee injuries at work and fired for leaving for a doctor appointment! unfairly fired 0 4,250 09-12-2012, 01:44 AM
Last Post: unfairly fired
  work related car accident then fired? Justanotherbluecollar 4 11,707 08-16-2012, 04:35 PM
Last Post: lizdawiz82

Forum Jump:


Browsing: 1 Guest(s)