Q: I was injured on the job in December 2016, it is a shoulder injury. I went to the dr that day.
The Dr put me on work restrictions, since then i was wrote up twice and terminated yesterday May 28, 2017, while still on Dr's care. Is this enough for a case? I've never had a mri or xray only a steroid shot, ibuprofen, and physical therapy.
A: You have a workers' compensation claim for your shoulder injury and it sounds like you are receiving authorized medical treatment. If you are still having problems after this long a time, an MRI might be in order and you might benefit from a referral to an orthopedic doctor. Because you have been terminated while at restricted duty status, you might be entitled to be paid weekly benefits. Once you reach maximum medical improvement, you may be entitled to be compensated if you have a permanent problem as a result of your injury. At this point, it would be worthwhile for you to consult with an experienced South Carolina workers' compensation attorney to discuss your options and whether you would benefit from having representation on your claim. Most of us who practice workers' compensation law provide free initial consultations.
I hope this helps.
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