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  1. #1
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    Default How Do Surgeries Affect Settlement

    I have to have another surgery on my back L3-L4 and L4-L5. How is this going to effect my case and settlement? I won my case and I am off work (doctors order) again.

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    Default Re: WC Case

    depends on if the impairment overlaps.

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    Default Re: WC Case

    It is the same injury, when I went back to work on light duty my work didn't respect my doctors restrictions. I reinjuried it, and the IME doctored agreed with my doctor. But my work now wants to fire me if my work related injury doesn't heal 100%.

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    Default Re: WC Case

    it's not the same injury if you had a re-injury.
    in comp, injuries are events; not parts of the body.

    if your employment is covered by Family and Medical Leave Act you have 12 weeks of job protection
    http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/complian...ers/fmlaen.pdf

    they also should talk to you about accommodating your restrictions once you are at maximum medical improvement.
    they are not required to find you a job or hold one for you.

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