Q: I was injured at work and I have been doing physical therapy and two spinal shots. I am a little better but I know my
I know my lower back is never going to be what it was before getting hurt. I do not know how as it comes to the end of the workman's comp time to ask who or what to do about my loss without having an attorney. Will workman's comp automatically make a decision on my injury or do I need to bring it up to my case worker or ask my workman's comp doctor. I have no idea what I need to do and I am afraid if I do not get information about how to handle this I will be left with a back that can not preform anywhere near the way I could.
A: In a worker's compensation case the employer provides/ pays for medical treatment related to the injury. During the time a person is off work the carrier also pays temporary total disability payments. If the employer returns someone to work they do no receive temporary disability payments after a return to work. If a Doctor assigns a disability a worker is entitled to permanent partial or permanent total disability for the injury. This is a multiplier based off of the average weekly wage. This can be a complicated process. You should probably at least talk to an attorney on a consulation basis to see if what you are being offered or told is fair. I am sorry for your injury and wish a full recovery.
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