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I'm a correctional officer and had been assaulted 3 times in about a year. I've been on workers comp for jsut under 6 months. My Workers comp benefits have been cancelled..i was told friday that they would stop paying me on monday. I've been out for ptsd and have been seeing a psych every week. They say they have me on video golfing and "having a good Time". Everything i had been out doing, I was doing because my psychologist told me to do these things so that i didnt stay in the house all day. "Try to get out and lead a normal life", he said. My work pulled me in and said the state will file fraud charges against me unless i come into work on monday. I called and told them i cant until i atleast speak to a lawyer and now im pretty sure they made a meeting tomorrow where they will terminate me. what can i do?
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Dear tc,

 

You need to get a workers compensation lawyer immediately - when WC is not giving you what you are entitled to, that is when you bring in the lawyer - often they work on contingency, so it likely won't cost you anything - certainly not for the consult.

 

Also, if I were you, i would file a grievance, as your Union has a responsiblity, most likely, pursuant to your contract, to address your concerns, even if they would find that they can't help you. So get proactive on that as well.

 

Once you get the WC attorney, he can get the proof that you were medically advised to get out, play golf, engage in relaxation activities - your ailment is mental, not physical, so unless you falsified statements indicating you can not leave the house, this should be helpful - and will certainly help avoid fraud charges. I would fight fire with fire, if I was in the right - but you must have a legal mind look at ALL the proofs, medicals, etc., that which we can't do here obviously, to determine what evidence supports your contentions and which don't, if any.

 

Good luck.

 

 

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