My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: New York
Hello, I'm a teacher who suffered a back injury on the job a month ago. My current position requires me to deal with students who have severe behavioral issues and require frequent physical interventions/ crisis management. I have been in the field of special education for many years but this is my first back injury. My employer is unable to offer me another position at the district and the doctor will not release me to go back to work as my back has not recovered yet. My re-eval is not for another month. My therapist is concerned having me return to this type of work as the risk of re-injury is very high- having to work with severe behaviors and do physical restraints many times a day. The crisis management/ physical intervention program we use does not protect the back whatsoever, and is probably the worst thing for someone who has suffered any back issue. The employer is putting pressure on me to resign as they have had to keep my position open for over a month and they are having difficulty with finding a substitute for my job. After having suffered a back injury, I know this is a road I would like to continue to avoid, and I'm beginning to think it's time for a new line of work. I would like to know if my w/c income would continue to be covered if I resign from this job? I've been told the insurance benefits will continue, but I've been unable to get a straight answer regarding the income part. Insights are appreciated. Thank you!