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    Default Returning to Work After Surgery

    I just completed surgery on my hand and elbow for a destroyed nerve. On the day I had my follow up with the Dr. Which was 2 weeks after surgery.He said I could go back to work immediately! My arm hasnt even been tested. So here are my questions: Am I entitled to my own Dr if I dont have my own? Am I entitled to money that I lost since date of injury(4 months)? What if I cant do the work because of my operation, which was extremely physical? And most important. Because I only had the use of 1 arm. The bad winter we've all had. I had to do everything with just the other arm. Im noticeing the same bad symptoms now with that 1 as I experienced with the 1 that was injured.

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    simple-Simon
    So here are my questions: Am I entitled to my own Dr if I dont have my own?
    Yes.
    See Title 39-A:206. Duties and rights of parties as to medical and other services; cost
    2. Employee selection. After 10 days from the inception of health care under subsection 1, the employee may select a different health care provider by giving to the employer the name of the health care provider and a statement of intention to treat with the health care provider.
    http://www.mainelegislature.org/legi...9-Asec206.html

    Am I entitled to money that I lost since date of injury(4 months)
    Yes, you're entitled to Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits.

    What if I cant do the work because of my operation, which was extremely physical
    If your doctor writes you up as no work, you are eligible for Temporary Total Disability (TTD) benefits.

    Benefits for Temporary Total Disability (TTD)
    The percentage of worker's wage paid is 80% of worker's after tax earnings. For weekly payments, there is no minimum and the maximum is $622.20, 90% of SAWW. The maximum period of payments is the duration of disability. WC benefits are subject to benefit offsets, except if benefits started prior to date of injury, or if benefits are a spouse's entitlement.
    http://www.maine.gov/wcb/
    http://www.mainelegislature.org/legi...-Ach7sec0.html

    Tony

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