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what should i do now? - buildergirl1973 - 01-13-2009 02:17 PM
I go back to thr dr for my ankle on the 19th. last time i was there he said i might be able to go back to work light duty. right now i am out of work, going to physical therapy once a week. i am receiving std payments. I know the dr wants to take out one long screw that goes through two bones, that was used for the ligament graft. not sure exactly when he is going to do that. my work is laying people off because work is slow, i know if i go back to work it is highly likely i too would be laid off. can i ask dr to leave me out of work longer, i know i couldn't do the same thing i was doing before surgery. i had to stand on concrete floor 8 to 10 hrs daily, building furniture. some of it is very large and requires me to climb on table to reach etc. if dr does say light duty and they lay me off am i eligible for unemployment benefits? thanks for reading, i hope someone can help, by the way i'm in ga
RE: what should i do now? - 1171 - 01-13-2009 02:24 PM
"Your employer will try to place you in a job that meets the limitations placed on you by your physician. However if a light-duty job is not available and you remain out of work in a light-duty status for 52 consecutive weeks or, if periods of disability are interrupted, a maximum of 78 total calendar weeks, your income benefits will be reduced automatically by law from the Temporary Total Disability benefit to the maximum eligible Temporary Partial Disability benefit.
If you are given a light-duty release and a light-duty job is available, your employer will expect you to return to work. The Workersâ€™ Compensation Statue provides for a 15-working-day â€œgrace period.â€ This allows an employee to attempt to perform a light-duty job without fear of losing benefits if they are unable to perform the job duties."
RE: what should i do now? - buildergirl1973 - 01-13-2009 03:32 PM
the only thing is, i am not receiving any money from wc my second surgery was sept 26 2008. my original injury was in 2003. the ic said my claim was past statute of limitations, so they have not paid me since i've been out of work, they are paying my medical. std is paying me now.
RE: what should i do now? - 1171 - 01-13-2009 06:53 PM
you are eligible for unemployment if your restrictions are permanent; you have to be able to look for work and accept a job you are qualified for.