Hey everyone...i was wondering, generally, how long does it take to start collecting workers compensation once a claim has been accepted?
Background: i sustained an injury to my lumbar over a period of time. I first visited my family doctor who told me that he felt my injury was work related and wanted me to speak with my employer and handle it through them. Upon visiting the company DR. i was told that i couldnt go back to work. My employer told me to file for SDI while i was visiting the DR's. they wanted me to see. Eventually i grew tired of the treatment i was reciving from the company's claim adjuster (my employer is self insured) and i found an attorney. Until recently i was collecting SDI, now the company, after recieving the QME report, has accepted the claim. Apparently they notified the Disability Office as i recieved a letter from them stating that i would no longer be recieving Disability benifits because my claim is now under Workers Compensation.
thank you for your help