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hernias
#1
I have had 5 hernias in the last 9 years and now I have filled a WC claim. The dr at the clinic has me going to see a surgeon but says I can return to work with now lifting more than 1lb and no bending 0% sitting 75% of the time. I am in pain and the meds he prescribed make me nauseous and dizzy. Can I use sick leave til they send me to a specialist?
 
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#2
how your sick leave is used and approved is up to the employer.
comp laws do not cover how or when sick leave is handled between employee and employer.
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#3
Thank you for the insight. Do you know if I can choose my own surgeon or am I stuck with the WC's doctors? I have my oen who has done my last 2 surgeries and I trust him.
 
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#4
it depends on which state laws your claim is under; every state makes their own work comp laws.
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#5
I am in TX
 
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#6
If your employer has elected to participate in the insurance carrier’s certified workers' compensation health care network (network), you are required to obtain medical treatment through the network if you live within a network's service area and receive a copy of the network’s notice. You must select a doctor from a list of network providers, which you can obtain from your employer or insurance carrier. If you want to change your doctor, you should contact the network or the insurance carrier for assistance.

http://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/employee/medicalben.html

you can also search for similar topics on this site

http://www.workerscompensation.com/forum...?tid=14948
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