Help problems returning to work and Workmans Comp
Had surgery early last December for a work place back injury. The injury happen in October 2010 after trying everything I could spinal shots, pills and traction in physical therapy finally agreed with the surgeon that surgery was my only option. Had laminectomy L1 L5 my surgeon said I could go back to work this month. So far my surgeon has provided two letters to my federal employeer stating my restrictions. Now they want me to fill out a form telling them what I can do at work and send it to headquarters HR. Then they will let me know if they have work for me. My workmans comp has already bean denied couple of times but awaiting another appeal outcome. I have worked in this job for fifteen years and seen many co-workers return on light duty after surgery. I did file for the workplace injury but my employer did not give me any paperwork to take to the doctors so my insurance has paid for everything. I have never claimed for anything before and now it seems like as I have used up all my sick/vacation time, I now have not received any pay for the last couple of months. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do now?