WORKERS COMPENSATION ISSUE TERMINATED FROM WORK?

by admin on August 31, 2010

ok at the begining of the year on a friday i cut the tendons on my index and middle finger on the job site. i lost movement on both fingers. I was taken to the ER. They stitched me up and and told me i needed a specialist to do surgery to rejoin my tendons and a nerve.
So the following monday i return to work and they start setting up my workers comp claim.
Right after they gave me the info i was laid off along with 25 other people.
So i got a attorney.
I get paid every 2 weeks from workers comp.
i had the surgery and now i go to therapy twice a week.
There are complications with my fingers bending correctly.
The surgeon told me in about 3 months i may need a second surgery. But he wont touch it cause the scare is still stiff.
But he released me to go back to work till then.
I was thinkin of too much things when he told so i didnt tell him i was laid off after the injury.

Its not worth it for me to look foor a job if in 2-3 months i will need 2 months off to recover after the second hand surgery.

MY QUESTION IS WILL I CONTINUE TO RECEIVE WORKERS COMP CHECKS EVERY 2 WEEKS OR WILL THEY CUT THEM AND I WILL BE FORCED TO GO UNEMPLOYMENT.

Im thinking really hard and attorney is on vacation from the office.

Please inform me i will really appreciate it
THANKS GUYS

I LIVE IN CALIFORNIA

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A decent answer August 31, 2010 at 9:47 am

You should be able to receive your benefits because you were laid off. The layoff was out of both parties control so your benefits "shouldn’t" be affected at all.

Before you get an attorney talk with the adjuster and ask these questions. Typically most states tell the insurance company to continue benefits if a claimant was laid off.

Good luck

WRG August 31, 2010 at 9:47 am

If you have been released to full duty the workers compensation payments will end. They will start back up after your surgery but in between you will have to file for UI.

I don’t really understand why you hired a lawyer. It isn’t like he got you anything you wouldn’t have gotten without him but that is your business.

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