Re: 2 Much Pain to Work/ What to Do
Oops, my mistake, it doesn't matter, it still applies
It would help if you were to post laws/statutes applicable to the United States and specifically to the State of California.
Chronic Pain has alway been and always will be compensable and a qualifier for disability.
In comp cases, if the worker has chronic pain that is causally connected to an original compensable injury, it is compensable.
How could it not be?
I'll do some research and post some links.
I could care less what they expect, you gave the impression it's the law, you post this repeatedly, without clarification.
I never said MMI did/does have anything to do with the IW ability to RTW... only that the ER/IC expect this to happen.
Hell, the carrier expects us to refuse our checks and go to work on a stretcher, I wouldn't post it daily.
At the end of the day, if you're disabled from a work related injury for whatever reason, Chronic pain, toothache or infected toe nail, you qualify for comp.
I know of no work related injuries, that comp is excluded from liability.
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