Hi I am new here and am curious to know if any other nurses have had a work related injury which has caused them a permanent impairment. I have been on Worker's Comp for 3 years and have been harassed by the compensation board, lmr providers to no end. It really sickens me to think because we are healthcare providers and high wage earners that we have to take this type of abuse. I am sure that I am not the only person who has been denied appropriate accomodation by an employer and been forced to have to look for new career options. If you are out there and suffering from the paper trail that seems to lead to nowhere except frustration, I would love to hear from you.
Sep 17, '01
I am very new to the discussion board "thing". I am a 30 year old RN. I have been on workers comp for close to a year after hurting my back and subsequently having back surgery a few months ago. I imagine I am just starting to go through what you have already been through with workers comp in the last 3 years. I just received the standard permanent impairment letter last week!! I am hoping to return to some type of nursing but it is becoming clear that I will not be going back to what I was doing before. I have never experienced a more frustrating time in my life and only wish that I could simply get up and go to work as I did before my injury! Between workers comp. my employer, my physiotherapist and my surgeon my head is reeling with all the different things I have been told!! Anyways I don't mean to go on and on but it is nice to know that there are others out there that are equally frustrated by the system!! Keep in Touch and Take Care
Last edit by R.M. RN on Sep 17, '01