Re: Rehire After Work Injury
It sounds like you're being jacked around.
I was discharge by my doctor to go back to work without restriction on Jan 2 2017 and my workcomp check stop.
Consult and retain a lawyer, he'll assist you in finding a doctor to refute that quacks opinion.
Any surgery involves a permanent disability rating, you're entitled to PPD at the least.
See pg.19 in the below link.
SECTION9: Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits
1. What is permanent partial disability (PPD)?
a) the complete or partial loss of a part of the body; or
b) the complete or partial loss of use of a part of the body; or
c) the partial loss of use of the body as a whole. “Loss of use” is not specifically defined in the law, but it generally means the employee is unable to do things he or she was able to do before the injury.
The Commission cannot make a PPD determination until the employee has reached maximum medical improvement or “MMI.” PPD is paid only if the job-related injury results in some
permanent physical loss.
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