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Employer avoiding using workmans comp
I work on an assembly line in a factory. 10 hour shifts with months of overtime in the summer. It is non Union. It is fast paced work, picking up nearly 6,000 pounds in each hand daily, in one pound increments. Totaling about 12,000 #'s per day.
I had been complaining to the boss that my shoulder and neck was hurting me. I asked for Bio freeze on several occasions to help with the pain. I never filled out an accident report, because this was becoming an on going issue, not an accident.
It proceeded to worsen and one morning I called in and went to the Doctor because I could not even lift my arm. No range of motion by this time. I was diagnosed with a frozen shoulder (adhesive Capsulitis) I went directly from the doctors to HR and the plant nurse. HR slammed a FMLA paper in my hand and a insurance card to call TODAY she said to get paid for the time I was going to be off.
This was on 8/16/17 and I have been on Physical therapy 3 days a week since then.
My doctor said I may need an MRI because I am not getting much better from therapy. I asked her if workman's comp should cover that test. She informed me I was not on WC.
To make this short and to keep from ranting on, I was informed by the insurance company that my work said it was not due from work.I then called HR and,told them I thought I was drawing WC. She avoided talking about it. She said the nurse was to fill out those papers. So I had mentioned that was fraudulent because It is from work. HR and the nurse had me on a conference call a day or so later. I informed them that this was no accident it was oncoming from the repetitious work I do. They said they would get back to me.
They had the safety director call me last week and tell me they plan on leaving things just the way it is ,because like hey...He said you are getting a check and treatment so they will leave it like it is, and they look forward to seeing me come back to work.....Take my time, and get well...How do you like that ?
My question is, if I am going to have this for a long term disability, due to surgery, Medical bills I may be out, should I seek a lawyer?
I think it is fraudulent on the company's part. Also why should I be out any money on medical bills ? What if I cannot go back to doing what I was doing for a living ?
Any and all input would be appreciated. thank you

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Employer avoiding using workmans comp - tinainky - 10-04-2017, 01:20 PM

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