What happens when you reach maximum medical improvement?
After reaching MMI, you will be entitled to additional medical treatment that is related to the injury for a limited time, generally 5 years after the date you were injured. This treatment is geared towards maintaining MMI and helping you to continue working, as opposed to improving your condition.
What happens when you return to work after workers comp?
Alternatively, if you cannot yet return to full duty, but a light duty job is available with your employer, your benefits will be suspended or if you return to work at a loss in wages, you will receive partial workers’ compensation benefits.
What to do if your employer pushes you to return to work?
If your employer is pushing you to return to work before your doctor has cleared you, you might need to speak to an experienced Mississippi workers’ comp injury attorney.
What are the benefits of returning to work?
Returning to work will obviously increase your income and benefits. You may have friendships at your place of employment, and having those friends in your corner can also help your mental status.
What happens if you come back to work too early?
Some employers may tell their employee they won’t have to return to full duty if they come back, others may actually issue veiled threats about the possibility of being fired if the employee doesn’t hurry back to work.
When do I receive my return to work form?
When a doctor releases you to return to work, with or without restrictions, your employer or its insurance carrier must send you a Notice of Ability to Return to Work form before they can offer you a return to work. If you receive a return to work offer before you receive a Notice of Ability to Return to Work form,…
When do I have to return to work after IME?
Likely the employer will choose to offer a return to work based upon the IME doctor’s restrictions. If this happens, you should contact a workers’ compensation lawyer immediately. If a doctor releases you for a return to work and you choose not to go back to work, you will jeopardize your rights to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
What happens if you don’t return to work after workers’comp?
If a doctor releases you for a return to work and you choose not to go back to work, you will jeopardize your rights to receive workers’ compensation benefits. When you return to work, your employer or the insurance company may ask you to sign papers regarding your case. They may tell you that you are merely signing to receive your final check.
What does a return to work letter mean?
What Is a Workers’ Compensation Return to Work Letter? A Notice of Ability to Return to Work letter is a form completed by a doctor which says that they have cleared you to return to your job with certain restrictions and limitations. The Return to Work letter does not mean you need to return to work immediately.