My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: MI.
I was injured 1-7-2010, had surgery 2010, 2011 and a TKR Oct. 2012. I returned to work after the first 2 with restrictions, and have been off for 1 yr.from the TKR, needing 1 more surgery and hoping to return. I was informed by the county that per our contract I must accept a medical retirement as the contract states that after 1 yr. from the date of injury the employee, if still injured, must accept a medical retirement. They let me return for 3 yrs. off and on between surgeries. To save my job I requested a leave of abscense, which work comp is covering 80%, and the 20% is being paid from my sick bank. Did'nt they (my employer) set a presadance with letting me return over the yrs. I dont think its right to force a medical retirement now, per the contract they should have made me leave 1-7-2011. Work comp is not fighting me, what should I do?