I received a letter from WC today that because I did not report to work when Dr. released me with restrictions, I will lose my benefits. The thing is that I was willing to come back, but because of pain in my back I needed to take my pain meds., which are a narcotic. The WD Dr. would not put that on the restrictions. My primary Dr. did fax over a paper stating I needed the meds because of my back, and my "own" Neurosurgeon knows I need the meds as well. I had a fractured T12 when I injured my back at work 5 months ago, but since I had the fracture fixed, it set off a new set of problems in the Lumbar area. Now, I need to have a fusion done which my insurance Co. at work will cover because supposedly it doesn't have anything to do with the fracture. I work in federal gov. in OK, and need some advice. Can't get a lawyer because of it being federal and they don't get a percentage.
I am applying for SSDI at the suggestion of my own Neuro.