My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Oregon
I have been on Work Comp since October 14th ,2010 when I crushed my right fing finger between a machine at work and a piece of steel. Work Comp has been late on almost every check and when this check was 8 days late , I got worried. I called my lawyer today and she said she would put in a call to the adjuster. After speaking with the adjuster , she calls to tell me that the adjuster said she had spoke to MY doctor and that I was released back to full duty on my last doctors visit , April 5th , 2011. I was not given any papers saying I was released NOR did my doctor mentiion being released. Not only did she say I was released , she stated that my doctor said I was released to FULL duty work . I havent even been released to LIGHT duty as far as I know. Shouldnt I be told that by my doctor , or shouldnt I recieve some type of paperwork saying I was released to FULL duty? My doctor spoke about exploring two different surgery options on my last visit and never mentioned a release to work. I am still in therapy twice a week and we havent even started working on strengthening yet. My therapist has told me that I shouldnt even be lifting a 12 pack of cokes. Im not sure whats going on. If my doctor DID in fact release me , shouldnt he have given me papers stating my release to full duty? Shouldnt I have signed something? Shouldnt I have AT LEAST been told that I was being released? Why are my therapist and my doctor not on the same pages? Im so confused and Im not sure what to do. I dont think Im ready to return to work based on the strength of my hand after the injury , but if I was released on April 5th , I should have known then so I could have returned to work! Im barely 8 weeks removed from my last surgery. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me make sense of all of this. Thank you so much in advance!
To give a little background on my injury , here is the link(on this forum) to my injury thread . http://www.workerscompensationinsura...-Tendon-Injury