Question concerning going back to work after injury

Discussion in 'Trucker Legal Advice' started by PreacherLewis, Jul 25, 2022.

  1. PreacherLewis

    PreacherLewis Bobtail Member

    Jul 25, 2022
    Tracy City, Tn
    Hey everyone. I need some answers. Ok so I have worked for this company for a year and a half. This past June I tore my bicep tendon and had to have surgery to repair it. Now I’m thinking when I go back to work I don’t think I want to stay doing flatbed for the fear of getting injured again or tearing what I just got fixed. I have been drawing Workmans comp since the injury. So I’m wondering when I get released to go back to work how long should I work with the company I work for now to save me from having to pay them back or pay for services? Is there a rule of safety for that? What do y’all suggest me to do?
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  3. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

    Oct 22, 2021
    I’d suggest just being cautious and make every attempt to not re injure yourself.

    I’d stay with them for a while if you can and if they will work with you by allowing you to do lighter duty work for a while until you’re fully healed .

    “I just got hurt and have been collecting workers comp “ is not what the next company wants to hear. But you also can’t lie about it , and that question is usually on most job applications.
  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Do they have another division?
  5. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    What ever you do , do not quit the job were you were injured until you are completely healed with no lingering effects , if you quit they will shut off your comp.
    AModelCat Thanks this.
  6. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

    Jan 30, 2012
    Charlotte, N.Carolina
    get a light duty paper from the doc, and look for a van trailer job with no driver assist.
  7. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    No they won't and can't. Not until he has been released to return to work. Until the claim is completely closed by compromise and release or a trial determines that the employer has no further liability for continued medical care, they are not able to stop PPD nor medical treatment. If they offer modified duty within his work restriction and he refuses they can cut off TTD, even if he doesn't quit.
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