My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Alabama
Background: I just started a new job been there since the beginning of July. It's one of the Chain restaurant My Job is a waiter and have been doing it for several years. I was carrying a tray of food out from the kitchen I retrieved a tray stand that was 3 steps up these stairs. As turned around to go down these small steps I tripped at the top. I did not fall to the ground instead I regained my balance. I looked at the plates on the tray and one was falling off as it did I tried to correct it but failed. The plates were heading for a guest so I twisted the tray into myself. As not to hit the guest. as I did, I hurt my wrist.
This wrist is my tray arm and I cant lift a tray with the other hand. I have been out of work for 4 week 2 of those weeks were because my employer didn't have another job for me as a host. I return tonight to work on restriction I cant use my left arm. My employer only gave me 2 nights this week.
My Question 1 does WC make up the difference in hours lost? only working 2 days. regardless of WC monies I am taking a cut in pay and can't afford that.
Question 2: If I quit my job will WC still pay for the doctors Bills for surgery if needed?
My wrist is not back to normal I have to go get more tests done this week. If I can't wait table anymore. I need to do something else for work and traveling 35 miles to work of 7.25 for 2 /5 hour shifts is not worth it. If I quit because It is 35 miles away from where I live will WC still pay the doctor bills when I have a new Job?