Maine  |  Workers Comp

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Asked on: 7/15/13, 5:55 am

on feb. 2013 I slipped on some ice while carring a 28 foot ladder and landed on my tail bone. I was seeing my primary doctor for 1 month and the insurance company asked if I would be willing to get checked over by there doctor at concentra. I did so and I was impressed with how well they checked me over. they had me get an mri and I have an anular tear in my L5 disc and 3 other discs are bulging and some fasset dis. a crack in my tail bone and some possible nerve damage. I can not walk for much more than 50 feet or stand for more than 5 minutes before the burning pain is so bad I have to lie on my back for up to 30 minutes sometimes more before I can stand with out the burning pain. I am an satellite installer and the type of work I do is very physical. I have done this job for 21 years. my boss doesn't want me returning back to work until I am 100 % recovered so I can do my job dutys without possible reinjury. The insurance companys doctor says I can only do desk work for no more than 4 hours per day. I also have a vein insufisincy disease in my left leg that pevents me from sitting long periods of a time. my primary doctors has put me out of work until full recovery. can the insurance company force me to do desk work at less than 1/2 my regular pay even if My employer and Myself prefers I return when I can do my regular dutys.

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