My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Maine
I am fresh into my worker's comp claim. I was injured about 3 months ago but was taken out of work 3 weeks ago after enduring too much pain while working. WC has contacted my employer about me returning to light duty and my boss is going to write up what exactly I would be doing so that my doctor can determine if it is appropriate. I have yet to receive any real treatment for my injury. They tried physical therapy but it only caused more pain. I had an MRI that indicated that something is wrong but my doctor wants me to see a specialist- that appointment isn't for a couple of weeks and I doubt they'll be able to do much the first visit. If my doctor determines that I'm ok to go back to light duty at work but then after trying I find I'm in too much pain and need to stop will I lose my WC benefits? If my doctor deems me unable to return even though light duty was offered will this cause problems? I don't want to end up going back to work then not able to work again and having problems getting WC benefits. I saw in another state some form needed to be filled out so that your benefits start back up immediately if you can't work again, otherwise you'd be waiting months for a check. I just want to protect myself. This has been so stressful.