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    I Injured My Back On The Job. First Of All After My Injury Occurred ,they Tried Telling Me That If I Did Not File A Claim Within 24 Hrs That I Could Not Recieve My Benefits. After Finding Out Differently,i Went Ahead And Filed My Claim Through Workers Compensation. The Next Morning I Was Terminated From My Job. Workers Comp. Has Since Referred Me To Another Physician,an Orthopedic Dr.. My Employer's Physician And The Physical Therapist That I Was Seeing,diagnost Me With A Lower Lombar Stain (pinched Sciatica Nerve). The Orthopedic Dr. Diagnost Me With The Same. I Was On Medication For A Month,but That Was A Temporary Fix. I Have Been Recieving Workers Compensation For Over 2 Months Now,and Am Still On Restrictions Which Are Preventing Me From Working. I Am Also Pregnant,which At The Time Of Injury My Employer And My Workers Worker All New About. The Dr's Cannot Do An Mri Or Keep Me On My Medication Due To My Pregnancy. I Am Still Going Through Physical Therapy And Still Being Seen By The Dr.. Workmans Comp. Has Now Removed Me From My Benefits Due To My Pregnancy,which They Have Know About All Along. Can They Do This Or Can I Fight This? I Have 2 Children To Take Care Of And 1 On The Way,and Am Unable To Work Due To The Restrictions That I Am Currently On. Please Help!

  • #2
    Indiana Workers Compensation

    Since you are in a unique situation, you may wish to contact the Indiana Department of Workers Compensation. They can provide guidance to you. Their website is at: Let me know if you have any other questions.
    Lillian Connell

    Forum Moderator


    • #3
      Question To Your Reply;no Just Cause!

      I Have Spoken To An Ombudsman. He Told Me That They Can Terminate My Workers Comp. Because I Am Unable To Recieve An Mri.but,i Am Still Recieving Treatment Through Physical Therapy And I Am Still Seeing The Orthopedic Dr. Throughout My Pregnancy. I Have Read The Laws On Ttd,and There Is Nothing In There That States That I Am Unable To Still Recieve My Claim Because Of My Pregnancy,which In This Case,has Been The Issue Ever Since The Injury Took Place. I Am On Restictions And Unable To Work Because Of My Work Related Injury,not Because Of My Pregnancy. And From My Understanding,i Should Still Be Able To Claim My Benefits, Because I Am Unable To Work Due To My Work Related Injury. The Law Clearly States That For Ttd,benefits May Not Be Terminated Unless, Is Unable To Work For Reasons Unrelated To The Comp Injury,(which That Is Clearly Why I Am Off Work For,due To My Work Related Injury,not My Pregnancy),the Employee Has Returned To Work,the Employee Has Died, The Employee Has Refused Medical Treatment,or Has Recieved The Maximum Of Benefits,(which Is 500 Weeks Or $294,ooo). None Of These Causes For Termination Apply To Me. Am I Not Entitled To My Benefits Just Because I Am Prgnant And Cannot Have An Mri At This Time? I Should Still Be Recieving Them Until I Can Have An Mri,because Of Me Being Off Work Due To A Work Related Injury. I Just Can't Seem To Get Any Answers From Anybody,on Exactly Why They Would Terminate My Only Income When I Am Still Being Treated.


      • #4
        Workers Compensation

        Is the ombudsman working for the state? Have you checked with the state? They should provide you with the information that you need.
        Lillian Connell

        Forum Moderator


        • #5
          You NEED an attorney!

          OMG, hon, you need an attorney right now. There are no contraindications for having a MRI during pregnancy that I could find.

          re: "There are no known adverse effects on the human body from MRI scanners used today. Unlike an X-ray or CAT Scan, MRIs do not emit any ionizing radiation. To date there have been no adverse reactions to pregnancy from MRI. However, to be perfectly safe we prefer to scan pregnant women only if the symptoms indicate that the scan can't wait until the baby is born and the patient signs an informed consent."


          The ultimate decision of its safety should be your OB/Gyn physician's.
          Take note of that last sentence in that quote, and perhaps that's enough of a reason (not a refusal) for NOT taking the MRI at this time.

          You need an attorney.
          Good luck, and congrats on the baby!


          • #6
            Is this disguised spam or did you not realize, Aylalei, that this "baby" is now nearly four years old!!!!!!!
            I don't respond to Private Messages unless the moderator specifically refers you to me for that purpose. Thank you.


            • #7
              UM OMG so

              Not sure what "disguised spam" is, but I meant that with every good intention. I didn't look at the date! LOL
              Blame it on pain to from my back, into my leg and in the middle of my back as well. Blame it on clonapin (sp) and zanaflex and prozac. I dunno why I didn't see the date.


              • #8
                Reasoning accepted. We just ask that you not resurrect long dead threads; it serves no purpose and just "forces" the responders to look at another post that doesn't call for an answer.

                "Disguised spam" is where a poster posts a seemingly unrelated response, usually to some long dormant thread, then puts a link in their signature line to advertise some off-the-wall site (usually). I'm just a littly cynical these days; my apologies.
                I don't respond to Private Messages unless the moderator specifically refers you to me for that purpose. Thank you.


                • #9
                  well with the link i sent it really did look like that description. Sorry. I'm new and finding my way around. I feel like I don't really belong here whining about a protruding disc and an endplate fracture when so many here have far more serious spine injuries.


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