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CA Permanent Sationary - Mable - 03-08-2008 10:24 PM
I live in California
My doctor just told me that I'm permanent stationary from a work injury incurred in June. I left that job in October, which is when I filed for workman's comp. Long story short- I didn't file sooner because management didn't think I needed to and I trusted them.
Just my medical expenses have been covered- which I'm totally thankful for. However, I've filed for unemployment and I know I'm not allowed to double dip. My former employer is privately insured. What happens now that I'm permanent stationary?
RE: CA Permanent Sationary - 1171 - 03-09-2008 01:04 AM
your disability is rated and additional permanent impairment benefits are paid.
You can find out more from the permanent disability fact sheet here
RE: CA Permanent Sationary - Mable - 03-09-2008 07:40 AM
1171 Wrote:your disability is rated and additional permanent impairment benefits are paid.
Thanks for your help- this seems very complicated. It sounds like a lot of people on these boards are struggling with their cases. I just wish I never got hurt. Now I will always have a bum shoulder because my manager didn't think an eroded walkway needed to be fixed.
RE: CA Permanent Sationary - 1171 - 03-09-2008 11:33 AM
workers comp is "no fault". under the law neither party has to prove the other side is to blame. that's why benefits are limited for both sides.
RE: CA Permanent Sationary - backache - 03-09-2008 06:21 PM
Hi Mable I just wanted to welcome you to the forum. It is always nice to have someone new to share our experiences with WC and our injuries with.
RE: CA Permanent Sationary - Mable - 03-09-2008 10:52 PM
I think I understand what you mean 1171. However, could I report them to OSHA?
RE: CA Permanent Sationary - jayne - 03-10-2008 07:48 AM
yes do it will get it fixed for the next person however if OSHA fines them OSHA keeps the fine it isnt passed to you
RE: CA Permanent Sationary - 1171 - 03-10-2008 09:58 AM
actually no. California has separate safety laws that are more strict then the federal regs.
You have to report them to CAL/OSHA
RE: CA Permanent Sationary - Mable - 03-10-2008 04:12 PM
Thank you for the OSHA advice. As far as the money thing goes- I am concerned about it. But whatever is decided to be a fair compensation isn't going to make my injury feel better. I've always been fit and healthy and I'm feeling totally consumed by this right now. I've been a fitness instructor for 10 years and now I can hardly open a door and carry a water bottle at the same time.