Hello everyone please give me advise/help,
I can not find details for return to work with restriction benefits. Please read my update;
Injury 12/21/12, saw family doctor on 12/21/12 and was told they do not deal with WC claims/cases. So I made an appointment with a doctor I had seen in the past for lower back pain on 12/26/12. The doctor took until 1/15/13 to report to IC Claims adjuster, which he reported I can go back to work with restrictions, ordered a cervical spine MRI and gave me pain medication.
I went back to the doctor on 1/16/13 after receiving results from my cervical spine MRI. The doctor then reported back to the Claims Adjuster;
1. Unable to work until 1/31/13
2. Return to transitional duty on 1/31/13 for 10 days with the following restrictions; No lifting over 5 lbs, No reaching above shoulder level, No push or pull over 5 lbs, No kneeling or squatting, No climbing of stairs or ladders, Avoid driving or operating machinery while on MEDICATIONS, No work requiring repetitive bending of 5 times, limited use of right arm/hand and [B]LIMIT SHIFT TO 4 HOURS.[B]
3. Follow up care; estimated lenght of treatment (months), MRI of right shoulder, Injection
I am trying to find regulations/laws if THE UNABLE TO RETURN TO WORK UNTIL 1/31/13 WILL DATE BACK TO DATE OF INJURY? ALSO TRYING TO FIND OUT IF I WILL BE PAID FOR 4 HOURS DIFFERENCE?
Doctors Diagnosis - Cerivcal Ridiculitis, cervical degenerative disk decease and right shoulder pain
Please help me understand if I will receive any compensation for loss of work and from what dates? Also your thoughts if I should see the doctor before my return to work date so I can let him know I am still in major neck pain, having major headaches, right shoulder pain and lower back pain! BTW my job is no longer available as of 12/28/12!