I worked at my job 10 yrs previous to being injured 11/05 and have been involved with the work comp system since.
I've had surgery on both knees and now need a knee replacement; treating dr says work comp is not responsible due to pre-existing condition.
I also have back injures which work comp never addressed, (my attorney is working on including my back in wc)
The treating dr recently released me with no restrictions on my left knee; I have restrictions on my right knee not related to work comp.
When the dr released me with no restrictions, I was told by my attorney, see if your job has any work for you.
I work as an Early Childhood Teacher in a child care center.
I had a meeting with my supervisor yesterday to view job requirements.
The requirements are everything I can not do, bending, lifting, and kneeling.
According to accreditation teachers must be able to lift up to 100lbs.
In the past work refused to accommodate me any way.
My supervisor gave me two health assessment forms to be completed by my dry and return to work.
Yesterday I called my attorney and asked him, "Should I Quit?" He asked me why would I want to quit. My response was, "Because I know I can't do the job"
He told me we need them to tell you that.
My question is why do they (work) need to tell me I can