My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: California
I was injured in Dec. 2009 (left shoulder). I have had surgery, physical therapy, etc. I was just found permanent and stationary yesterday. My restrictions are no heavy lifting/pulling/pushing (40 pounds) and no repetitive motion longer than 30 minutes per hour. My work description states I must be able to lift/push/pull 25 pounds. My work states they cannot accommodate. There are several areas in my job where I can work with these restrictions. At this point, it is one person who is making this decision.
I do have an attorney...but I will not see him until August 15th.
Should I apply for SSI? I was going to look for another job, but my case worker told me that I still work for them (my employer is self-insured). I have not been off work the complete time. The last time I worked for my employer was approx. 2 weeks ago.
I guess my main question is what is the next step? I have already had my AME/QME...but no results yet on that. I have done all of my depositions.
Any suggestions and/or questions would be appreciated.
P.S. the reason they are stating they cannot accommodate is that there would be times where I need to perform CPR. I have had to do this 3 times at my job in the last 12 years. I was just re-certified WITH INSTRUCTORS WATCHING ME PERFORM 2 months ago!