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permanent restriction/designated dr vs treating dr
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I am in texas,had designated doctor app 5 months ago say i am at mmi/set i/r at 5 % for back injury he also said i have perm restrictions.my treating dr last week lifted my restrictions and released me back to work.employer says no! you have perm restrictions. does dd have more power outside of w/c case? help!!
 
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#2
The employer does not have to let you come back to work. As I am sure you know, Texas is a right to work state.

It is not a matter of which dr. has more power. I believe (in my mind), the employer is using the report form the rating as an excuse to let you go.
8-05, Micro laminectomy/disectomy. 10-05 lumbar fusion L5-S1. 2-07 exploritory surgery. 12-07 medical implant, Spinal Cord Stimulator. now receiving SSDI. After going back to school, I received my degree as a mechanical engineer. What can I say, it was the only way I had to beat the system. 
 
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Go back to the doctor that rated you. Ask for an update and review the other doctors report with the lifted restrictions.

Many times a injured worker goes to another doctor to lift restrictions, when they shouldn't be lifted, then putting the injured worker at risk.
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as a practical matter it would be rare for an employer to pay disability on one report and wages on another; you get double payments and they get double costs.
most employers would think it unfair.
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