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    Question My Employer Has Made Me Come Back Part Time.treating Me Badly

    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of:north carolina hello i was hurt at work after walking up on a drug deal doing maintenance in the apartments i work at.they shot at me and i took a down hill fakll into a pumphouse running away.i hurt my knee and lower back got a concousion and neck sprain.my neck resolved normaly and the headaces went away.i went to theropy and it did not resolve my knee ishue or lower back or siatic nerve.then i had a epidural spine shot and i got alot of siatic relief.work said they could acomadate me four hours a day within my restictins.so they gave me stair climbing and make work walking jobs and my knee is huge swullin and i cant walk on it.i went to the docter this mourning a he wrote me sitting work only.what they had me do is sit in a tiny room with no heat.just sit in a 47degree room and thats what i will do untill my next dr.appointment in a month.im in pain and the company wants to play games like this.its been like pulling teeth from day one.all i did was go to work and do a good job.now they treat me like an enemy.my lawyer says just go sit.what can i do?

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    Default Re: My Employer Has Made Me Come Back Part Time.treating Me Badly

    you can quit and find an employer who treats their employees better. Bad employers don't deserve good workers. staying on just encourages them.

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    Default Re: My Employer Has Made Me Come Back Part Time.treating Me Badly

    do you understad im still under docters care and cant walk?im restricted to sitting work onley.go get another job?that sounds like i was not clear about my case.

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    Default Re: My Employer Has Made Me Come Back Part Time.treating Me Badly

    run-

    From my understanding, as long as the job is within your doctors restrictions you have to do it or risk loosing your benefits. Your employer wants you off ttd, so they have offered you a job. (I know it sucks, but you will probably have to sit in that room.) Request a heater

    Good luck

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    Go back to your PTP and discuss a return to TTD status...given the condition of your knee/back injury, the 'modified' job offered to you is no doubt 'outside' those restrictions.

    Most states have work place laws that govern the ambient temperature of the job site...47 degrees would not be within those guidelines.

    States differ in their labor laws, in Calif, a work place cannot be below about 60 degrees, nor above 80 degrees..(those may not be exact w/o looking up the rules..but that's the 'reasonable range'..)

    Before you just quit your job, check the WC statutes, some states allow for your wage loss benefits to stop if you voluntarily remove yourself from the open labor market...

    my lawyer says just go sit.what can i do?
    Until you get the issue cleared up... take a heating pad/blanket with you to your job, and 'sit'....

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    run,

    I am sorry to hear what your employer is doing to you. My friends husband got injured at his job, and they made hime sit in a room all day...and watch the same safety videos over and over all day long.

    I would take BvIA's advice and make an appointment with your doctor, and tell him the extreme cold they are subjecting you to. They are doing this to make you quit or get off of light duty. In the meantime...try to make the best of it, dress warm, bring your own portable heater, and check out some books about the work comp laws in your state...maybe you could spend the time in that room reading up on your rights.

    Stay strong

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    Default Re: My Employer Has Made Me Come Back Part Time.treating Me Badly

    thank you for the kind words.i went in again today and sat in the cold little room.i wore my hunting gear took a space heater and a jug to pee in.i was given no tasks.they went to the breaker box and turned off the outlets so i couldnt plug in the heater,but left the lights on.my cell phone has fm radio so i listened to my local talk shows and started writing a book.then i made a list of saftey and code violations im aware of.the i looked up the numbers for the enforcement agenceis for the violations.now i have something to do on monday.i not a whiner but i hurt so bad in that cold eviorment its breaking my soul to be treated like the bad guy

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    Default Re: My Employer Has Made Me Come Back Part Time.treating Me Badly

    DO NOT QUIT! They want you to quit, and it will kill your work comp case. DO NOT QUIT THE JOB. Go to the doctor and tell him what is going on. You may want to contact the REDA division of the NC Dept of Labor and file a REDA complaint too, as you are being illegally retaliated against with the cold room.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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    Obviously you are a male, so peeing in a jar is easy for you.., but where did you usually go to bathroom. I would have them get you a porta potty, if there are no bathroom facilities.

    It sounds like they ARE trying to make you quit. Do not let them win!!!! Come back here and bit%& everyday if you have to, but DO NOT QUIT...

    Good luck and take care

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    Default Re: My Employer Has Made Me Come Back Part Time.treating Me Badly

    thanks gypsy and complawyer.i sent photos of the room including a shot of the thermomiter showing 46degrees to my lawyer today.he called me back and told me NOT to go to the docter or call the authoritys and that they are not violating any laws.he told me to just suck it up and go play the game.im going to keep going.i think that they will do something so outragous that i will be able sue them if i just show up evrey day.i will stay in the fight but to what end?im not getting better and worry about how i will make a living.

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