i had tendinitis and carpal tunnel surgery in november and now im suppoesd to be limited to 25lbs pushing, pulling, and holding in my left hand. My employer is trying to send me to a food bank to work for $10 an hour M-F which is not my regular schedule or pay. What can I do?
As long as the modified duty is within your doctor's work restrictions your employer can have you work at the food bank. You should keep a copy of your doctor's work restrictions with you at all times so you can show anyone that asked you to do more than your doctor has approved. Also,...Read more »
That depends on how your case was resolved. Typically, after a settlement, the defendant has 20, 25, 30 or 35 days to issue payment. It depends on if the settlement was served in person or by mail and how much time was provided in the settlement document itself.
Had a neck and shoulder injury. My neck was listed on the Appeals Board Stipulations with Request for Award application but my shoulder wasn’t even though the QME stated that I needed future medical. Was I suppose to have received document/documents as to why I wasn’t getting future medical for... Read more »
If the settlement was approved by the Judge, you have 20 days from approval to ask that the mistake be corrected. If you are beyond 20 days, you can use Labor Code section 5803 to request the mistake be corrected, however, it's not automatic that a judge would make any changes to the...Read more »
Fisrt surgery wasn't successful and now require another surgery . My question is will I receive workers comp. benifits again since I returned to full duty after my first surgery? now will be off work for who knows how long and it's on the same claim? Will benifits start automatically... Read more »
If your doctor takes you off work again for a second surgery you will likely receive temporary disability benefits while you are off work recovering. Assuming it is all treated as the same injury, you will be paid at the pay rate at the time of your injury. Not your current pay rate.
I have been on workmens comp total temporary disability since March of 2017 . I was seriously injured at work and among other broken bones shattered both of my kneecaps I had a temporary emergency surgury at the time and now I am on the last of a series of injections and physical therapy I am... Read more »
They cannot force you to have surgery now, but I would strongly suggest you contact a local attorney to help you with your case. You can look at the CA State Bar and CAAA web sites to get a list of attorneys to call.
Yes you can, but I would recommend that you speak with a lawyer before you pick the Panel QME. Once you are seen by the Panel QME you are stuck with the opinion of that doctor. You cannot select a new Panel QME if you do not like the one you select. Selection of the Panel QME is probably one of...Read more »
That depends on the type of benefit – temporary disability or permanent disability. It also depends on if the injuries are with the same employer. Assuming that your injuries are with the same employer and you are talking about temporary disability, you would only be entitled to one temporary...Read more »
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