I hurt my back on the job...a neurosurgeon wants to operate. When I filed for the WC, I applied for FMLA and will be given 3 ( or 4 months with a additional month I was told?). Meanwhile the WC is letting the carrier not respond with their filings.- thus holding up everything. I will soon be out of leave time after which I do not work for the City...will no longer have a ob and will not be able to file for retirement pension. Can I just drop this WC case, and go back to my job - I have gotten better during this "rest" time" ...and retire with pension and health insurance for me and my family - (which is what i SHOULD have done in the fist place) ??