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career change while on worker's comp?
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Hello,

I am interested in changing my career/company while I'm on worker's comp with Walmart in Metairie, Louisiana.  I am starting physical Therapy while on lite duty.  I was out on recovery from surgery due to fall/torn rotator cuff. 
Will I loose my compensation of PT/physical therapy with Walmart if I leave my employment?  This new employment is paper work only, No labor consisting of 15lbs or more.  Where as Walmart consist of 50 at least from each laborer.  I can no longer interact repeatedly in lift, push, pull, slide of an mass of greater than 25 lbs.  That makes me a target to be let go/fired, terminated. Im never late, I don't leave early, and I don't stand around at all nor talking, but I am a target to some of the lower management.  Lower management such as support manager and assistant manager,  Yes, they are minority, but that shouldn't matter but they seem to focus on me negatively. If you want to know how, just ask.
Please advise soon so I may take the next step to improve my life/stress level.
 
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#2
since you posted your question as poll are you only looking for a yes or no answer?

Medical treatment coverage of the injury will continue after your new employment; comp is not health insurance.
you are not covered; it's the employers policy. it provides protection from civil law suits by providing comp benefits to you no matter where you work after your injury.
Getting work that reduces the physical and mental stress of the job is a healthy life choice.
Be well.
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THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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(10-18-2016, 05:56 AM)camillealdrete@msn.com Wrote: Hello,

I am interested in changing my career/company while I'm on worker's comp with Walmart in Metairie, Louisiana.  I am starting physical Therapy while on lite duty.  I was out on recovery from surgery due to fall/torn rotator cuff. 
Will I loose my compensation of PT/physical therapy with Walmart if I leave my employment?  This new employment is paper work only, No labor consisting of 15lbs or more.  Where as Walmart consist of 50 at least from each laborer.  I can no longer interact repeatedly in lift, push, pull, slide of an mass of greater than 25 lbs.  That makes me a target to be let go/fired, terminated. Im never late, I don't leave early, and I don't stand around at all nor talking, but I am a target to some of the lower management.  Lower management such as support manager and assistant manager,  Yes, they are minority, but that shouldn't matter but they seem to focus on me negatively. If you want to know how, just ask.
Please advise soon so I may take the next step to improve my life/stress level.

I am not familiar with your states laws, but I am sure you will still get medical coverage. Wage replacement if your injury makes it so you cannot work is usually affected once you quit the job. In my opinion your health is most important and if you have the opportunity to get another job that does not hurt you more I would do it, but please talk to an attorney or specialist in your state.
I am not an attorney.Anything I write should not be considered legal advice.I am writing from my own personal experiences,which is not from any sort of legal background. You should consult with an attorney over legal issues. In California, if you cannot get an attorney you can consult with an I&A officer.
 
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(10-18-2016, 05:56 AM)HI Camillealdrete  I am an expert in NJ WC law but I agree with 1171 in that your medical care will continue until your states requirement of improvement. I can look up any law (if you provide the state that covers this work injury) I am unsure of but I dont want to give you incorrect WC law. Even though you would still be qualified to be a greeter it sounds like you have an injury of the spine and that makes you a liability to Walmart and as such when you do reach the required improvement of your state there is a set # of weeks where is Walmart must keep you as an employee or get sued for wrongful termination, in NJ it is 8 weeks and its known as the 8 week rule and most states that I have looked up have the same 8 week rule but once that time period has passed unless you have a work agreement to the contrary you may be terminated for any reason they dream up except derogatory work performance unless they have poor reviews of your pass work performance or can prove such to Labor board. As long as your new work is within the work restrictions given by the WC treating DR., I see no reason why you cant leave if you have no work agreement you owe them no notice of your quitting just as they are under no obligation to give you notice you,are getting terminated I can verify any WC law/rule if I know the states jurisdiction that it applies to GOOD LUCK at your new job  BUG  camillealdrete@msn.com Wrote: Hello,

I am interested in changing my career/company while I'm on worker's comp with Walmart in Metairie, Louisiana.  I am starting physical Therapy while on lite duty.  I was out on recovery from surgery due to fall/torn rotator cuff. 
Will I loose my compensation of PT/physical therapy with Walmart if I leave my employment?  This new employment is paper work only, No labor consisting of 15lbs or more.  Where as Walmart consist of 50 at least from each laborer.  I can no longer interact repeatedly in lift, push, pull, slide of an mass of greater than 25 lbs.  That makes me a target to be let go/fired, terminated. Im never late, I don't leave early, and I don't stand around at all nor talking, but I am a target to some of the lower management.  Lower management such as support manager and assistant manager,  Yes, they are minority, but that shouldn't matter but they seem to focus on me negatively. If you want to know how, just ask.
Please advise soon so I may take the next step to improve my life/stress level.
 
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