My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: maine
I was injured over a year ago. I have since had two Dr.'s and two surgeries. I have a knee injury. My knee still collapses and is still very painful. Yesterday I had to pull over on my way home because the pain was so severe. I am in PT and it is getting stronger, but it still has issues. It has been 5 months since my surgery. I am working light duty in the office. My normal job is in home health care. At my last Dr's appointment he asked me what it would take to put me back to work. I was confused. I am working. But I do not feel as if my life is anywhere near the normal it was. Every time I take a step I am afraid I am going to fall. The first Dr. I had told me that my company would fire me if I did not go back to work. I cried for days. The new Dr. Has said I should be well and it's time to go back to work. Both the company and the insurance case manager were outraged by the first Dr.'s comment. I don't know where to go from here. Can he put me back to work What happens if my knee does give out and I fall on a client? Am I liable? What happens if it continues to hurt and give me issues? Does my insurance then have to pay for it? I need answers fast. Do I need to get a lawyer?