Q: Injury at work in Sept 2018. Put on workers comp and in Nov 2018, a doctor said I required surgery. Claim denied.
Claim was denied in January but employer didn't say anything nor did the insurance. I was moved to a different building where I have incurred several other injuries due to original injury. In April, I was told the company was taking me off of workers comp and putting me on unpaid FMLA. I took my case to an attorney. Now it is over a year since injury and nothing has been resolved. IME doctor took me out for 2 weeks in Oct 2019 and my company making it hard for me to return to work. I am being told I need to have the IME doctor sign FMLA paperwork and give a certified return to work note. The IME doctor has refused. Then told to get my primary doctor to do the same but he said he cant because he is not part of it. Now company says I need workers comp doctor to sign paperwork but insurance and company refuse to allow me to see that doctor. Saturday I was served with letter stating I had to return signed paperwork within 5 days or I would be fired. My attorney has not returned my calls.
A: You're represented, so you should sort this out with your attorney. If calls and emails aren't working, show up and talk to him/her to come up with a plan of action. I'm assuming you're working with someone who does a lot of mass advertising, so you may be one of thousands of cases the firm handles, so it'll be hard to get attention unless you demand it.
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