Hello can someone please help me with some info about WC an how it works this is my firstt time going through this.
I was hurt on my job back in september of this year. I was Driving a stand up forklift when the wheels on the lift jammed and i was crushed between a rail beam and the machine fracturing my ribs in several diffrent places. I was sent to the WC doctor (choice Care) in Hapeville GA the day of was treated an sent back to work the next day on restrictions. I showed to work the next day unable to hardly walk. I gave my employer my paper work from doctor an told them that i cant work right now i can barley stand I advised them that i needed time off so that i could rest an heal. I stayed of work continuing to go to the doctor for treatment and regular checkups still on restriction by WC doc. I returned to work maybe 2 weeks later still on light duty i could not do the light duty work so i left. I got an attorny an my own doctor he took me out of work all togeather an continued to treat me for my injuries.
My employers filed a WC claimed on my behalf so did my attorny. I recieved a letter from WC WC-1anWC-3 explaining my claim,injuries and benifits. Under seection B of the letter it shows my weekly benifit amount to be expected and then under section C it shows benifits will not be paid because there is no medical evidence to substanciate indemnity benifits. My lawyer told me not to worry they almost all the time deny benifits for that reason. Durning this time i believe my employer fired me. I tried contacting them but no one will return my phone calls. I have not recieved any benifits as of yet and its been almost 3months. I just had a depositon on the 30th of november. What I now need to know is what happens now? why want my employer speak to me? what happens after this depo? When will i start recieving WC benifits? Will they try to settle this case with me an how long will it take? I havee no income rite now an im so behind on all my bills my doc has not released me to work yet should i go back to work? My lawyer is not alot of help. Please i need somee advice.. thank you