I was injured at work on april 25th, 2013 with a back injury. Injury happened at 6:55am and was not taken to the companies dr until like 4 hours after. Company dr sent me back to work saying i had lumbar sprain.Went back to work, and the pain was extreme that I had to take the rest of the day off to go get my medication prescribed. During the night my situation got worse to the point where i could not move and i was constantly screaming and no sleep whatsoever. I let my employer now that i was worse and i was not able to go. That friday i went to the company dr for the appoinment and again, i was sent back to work, eve though they had to strap me down and help out the clinic to get in my car. This took minutes to do because I could hardly move on my own. Next, i decided to go to my chiropracter for help, because obviously they weren't doing anything for me. The chiropracter diagnosed me with lumbar disc syndrome, radiculopathy, antalgic gait, and muscle spasms, and he took me off of work and driving. It was obvious there was no way for me to go to work when even in bed, i was in so much pain! I took the letter to work and they said it was ok to be off of work. I still kept going to the company drs appoinments. Finally after 10 days i got changed to my own treating doctor(chiropractor). Up until this date i have not received any pay and i missed days of work. Before the injury i was working 7 days a week with overtime. My last pay check was 905.30 pre-tax and i just noticed that on the first respond of injury my employer submitted that wage
was 440 5 days 8 hours! Isn't this wrong? Shouldnt my overtime be calculated in and the wage should be what i was making before injury? I asked the hr person who submitted the report and she says that, that is for future purposes, meaning what i will be making after the injury date. Is she correct on this? She also put the wrong thing on the type of injury, and she put that i had no loss time, and i didnt even go to work after the injury for over a week. She also checked that full pay was given for the date of injury, but my check doesn't reflect that!
Is my employer breaking the laws and avoiding for me to get my benefits? Thanks a lot. I have returned now to work starting on may 6. and i should have worked those 10 days in between.