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Work Comp / back to work / back to home

MyNameIsMudMMyNameIsMud Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 9:01 AM in New Member Introductions
Hi everybody.

I suffered a work comp accident early in the year and just recently was my first day back to work. Until work, I was on temporary total disability. State is California. On the first day back to work I could not stand the pain in my lower back and neck and had requested to go home for the rest of the day.

I can not make it through even a half day of work with just the pain meds alone. After 1-2 hours, I am suffering and have to lay down with the heat pad or ice.

What can be done and what can I expect with work comp?

I would really appreciate anyone who has been through something similar.

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  • SavageSavage United StatesPosts: 7,385
    ...I'm not really sure, but I didn't notice what is your injury...if you had surgery?? Are you seeing a pain management doc for the pain meds??

    But for going back to work and still hurting, sounds like your body telling you that you are not ready to go back to work.

    Also, depending on your work, the pain meds could cause impairment..you know with thoughts and reflexes.

    All that to say, I would go back to doc and explain...still hurting!

    good luck to you!
    Sue
    Honorary Spine-Health Moderator
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  • Hi

    Not sure if things are different in California.
    Over here down under....The work comp job is total focus on getting people back to work and closing case which is titled 'Stable and stationary'. My version is 'As good as it gets.'
    If you can't work don't work. Get back to your GP and take control. Consider a graduated return to work plan if you are able and your job is important to you.
    Get all tests done to accurately diagnose your injury. Don't let them close your case until you know you have been taken care of medically. Being compensated fairly will depend on this.
    Been there ....Been a victim.....

    Good luck

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