My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California
At the time of my injury, I was working for a staffing agency at the rate of $20.00 per hour. Up until last week, I received 2/3 of my pay rate as my weekly benefit amount.
My claims specialist decided last week to lower my benefit amount, stating the change was due to the fact I was only employed with my company for 5 weeks when the injury occurred. She also said that I owe over $12,000 in back pay to Workers' Comp for the over payment.
I am only a few weeks away from a permanent and stationary status. Up until recently the insurance company has accommodated all of my medical needs, but the last two weeks I have had several issues/problems with them. To top it all off, I was let go from my temp to permanent job the day after I was hurt, so now I have no job to return to.
Is this a normal practice, or am I being taken advantage of? I do not have an attorney, but feel it may be necessary now.
If any one can help answer this question, I would truly appreciate your help.