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    Default How Do I Disagree with the Work Comp Dr. Releasing to Return to Work

    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Oklahoma i was informed my condition back pain , stiffness, limited ROM was that i had origanially

    been awarded a WC claim is now not related to the (lumbar strain & hip pain radiating down into my right leg from a lifting injury at work) after a MRI they ran

    which noted 2 mild disk bulges l-34 l-45 BUT also a abdominal aroritic anorysm , & sent me to an orthopedic specialist (surgen) who informed me my injury

    was not one that required surgery . ordered PT for 4 wks & restrictions that kept me from working (I had already done 12 pt on refering dr) & refered me to

    my primary care physician on the AAA which i did, & shared that drs. opinions on how it was her opinion that my AAA is most likely compounding my back

    injury & thats why she said im not getting better as well as i should be, he promply reversed his DX on my condition (onset 5-3-13 ) & been treated foe since

    then, as related to AAA & no longer lumbar strain, & released me to work & ordered no more treatment on the WC injury & told me to get treatment from my

    PCP for the AAA NOTED MMI on the release WHAT does that MMI mean? Also can i get a second opinion from a new dr to try to keep WC covering my back

    injury untill im able to have full funtion IM IN PAIN ALL THE TIME & CANT HARDLY DO A THING FOR MY CARE WITHOUT SPASMS & PAIN since my back injury

    no matter what it is causing it i didnt have this before my injury, i need to hire a lawer i think ..SHOULD I PURSUE THIS WITH A CHANCE TO BE

    SUCCESSFULL??? CAN ANY ONE ADVISE ME PLEASE? & WHAT IS MMI??? THANKS

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    Default Re: How Do I Disagree with the Work Comp Dr. Releasing to Return to Work

    painfully seeking advise
    WHAT IS MMI
    Maximal medical improvement (MMI): Your condition is well stabilized and unlikely to change substantially in the next year, with or without medical treatment. Once you reach MMI, a doctor can assess how much, if any, permanent disability resulted from your work injury.

    Although this is an Ohio link, it's a good description of MMI and your rights.
    https://www.ohiobwc.com/downloads/blankpdf/maximp.pdf

    Also can i get a second opinion from a new dr to try to keep WC covering my back

    injury until i'm able to have full funtion
    Yes, you are still eligible for medical and wage loss payments until you reach full recovery.

    SHOULD I PURSUE THIS WITH A CHANCE TO BE

    SUCCESSFULL
    Yes, you have a very good chance of success, consult and hire an attorney who specializes in worker compensation today.
    Do not argue or discus this case with anyone until you talk to a lawyer.

    Tony
    Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - They do not represent the views of the admin nor may be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.

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