Re: What Do I Have to Do Before Rtw
Actually the word is "refuse" treatment, a big difference than denying, that's what the IC does.
When you deny
treatment, your TTD is going to stop.
Is that right, do you have a source for that info or is that just another one of your biased opinions?
When your PTP recommends spine surgery and you refuse, which is your right, you are saying "I'm happy living with my condition".... you go find work within those restrictions.
Under most states workers' compensation laws you have to follow all reasonable medical care, except that you can't be forced to have surgery.
So if you refuse physical therapy your benefits can be cut off, but no one can make you get cut open.
Choosing to have surgery or not is a personal choice that should be made between you, your loved ones and your doctor.
You lose no rights, including wage loss or vocational rehabilitation, by not having a surgery.
Here is one case where the court has allowed the commission to award a 60% PPD rating to a claimant who refused surgery.
Yes several times and not just in this forum, it another one of your signature statements. (or attacks, depending how you look at it)
Hasn't this issue been posted and discussed before ?
That statement is a bordering on the line of a personal attack, it's insinuating someone is refusing surgery to extend benefits.
I've asked you in the past not to post that garbage, here we are again,
Last edited by tony; 02-01-2011 at 04:41 AM.
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