I have a work-related injury with a date of injury of May 1, 2009. Worker's Comp dragged their butt (in my opinion) and 3 months later, they finally approved my claim.
In the meantime, I used all of my PTO (paid-time off) and CAT (catastrophic leave) leave per the county's guidelines. Worker's Comp sent a reimbursement check for the time that I used during the first 5 weeks of this (I was totally off work but returned to work part-time after 5 weeks) to the county's HR department. (There will be another check for the time since I returned to work part-time.)
The state risk management person explained to me back in May that if my claim were approved they would reimburse me for the time that I used. That I could buy back time from the county if I wished and keep the remainder of the check.
Now, HR is saying that I HAVE to buy back the time that I used and they are holding my check.
I am thinking about consulting an attorney but found this forum and thought I would try this first.
Thanks in advance!