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    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California
    Hi all. I’m almost at the end of my workers comp ordeal. I have seen a qme and my attorney’s doctor. I have seen my attorney’s doctor the maximum 24 times and he has given me a 50lb weight restriction. The problem is that my employer will not allow me back to work unless I have no restrictions. My attorney’s doctor is unwilling to give me a no restrictions note. What should I do? I need my job and my back is feeling better. Plus I don’t have any income coming in because the insurance company stopped paying me on the last day that I saw my attorney’s doctor.

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    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: California
    Hi all. I’m almost at the end of my workers comp ordeal. I have seen a qme and my attorney’s doctor. I have seen my attorney’s doctor the maximum 24 times and he has given me a 50lb weight restriction. The problem is that my employer will not allow me back to work unless I have no restrictions. My attorney’s doctor is unwilling to give me a no restrictions note. What should I do? I need my job and my back is feeling better. Plus I don’t have any income coming in because the insurance company stopped paying me on the last day that I saw my attorney’s doctor.
    Im a bit confused?.....What has your attorney said about this situation?....Your attorney knows far more about your case than we do?...Usully you go back to work and try, but follow Drs orders....Thats why you need good solid legal representation.

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    Default Re: Work Restrictions

    The problem is that my employer will not allow me back to work unless I have no restrictions. My attorney’s doctor is unwilling to give me a no restrictions note. What should I do?
    Consult your attorney - they have to pay wage loss benefits until your employer takes you back or you find a new job within your restrictions.

    Tony
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    Consult your attorney - they have to pay wage loss benefits until your employer takes you back or you find a new job within your restrictions.

    Tony
    Thanks! My lawyer called me and will talk to the doctor and get a release note from him.

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    Default Re: Work Restrictions

    I know this is a bit late but just to help you take a peek into the mind of your lawyer. Let me speculate for a bit. Your attorney does not want you back to work, that is why "his" doctor will not sign off on no restrictions. Did the Chiropractor you were seeing (since CA passed legislation where you can only see a Chiro for 24 visits) put you on TTD? Were you receiving 2/3rds of you normal pay, or were you just siting at work being paid doing paperwork or something along those lines.

    In California your lawyer is trying to look out for you by doing this, I know you feel better but Work Comp lawyers work on a contingency, so the more money they recover for you, the more they make. You lawyer was probably doing some jockeying in the system to keep you from working. Did you get a AME, AME or perhaps a second opinion? I am now curious lol. I see his angle, but just curious how things turned out for you because the last thing your lawyer wanted and was trying to avoid was another doctor declaring you permanent an stationary. aka P&S. Hope your back is all healed up, no amount of money is worth a bad back.

    Best,
    Ryan Davis, Esquire.
    Managing Partner
    Golden State Worker's Compensation Attorneys
    3636 Camino Del Rio N Ste 120
    San Diego, CA 92108
    https://workerscompensationlawyerssandiego.com/

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