I suffered repetitive stress injury, I was put on light duty, and soon resigned. So far WC has paid all medical bills.
Today I received two letters from WC insurance company.
1st letter. "Please sign enclosed Medical/Employment Records Release Forms".
There are two forms. One is a release of medical records with a HIPAA reference. The other is "I authorize (the insurance co.) to obtain records from any source relating to my employment or employment history".
2nd letter. "In order to compute your temporary disability rate, it is necessary that we have specific information as to your earnings for the year prior to your injury".
An attached form asks for earning for each of the past 12 months and says, "attach copies of your earnings, i.e., W-2 forms and pay stubs".
How should I respond to these two letters?
I worked for the "injury" employer for 11 of the past 12 months prior to the injury. Surely they know how much they paid me. I have a W-2 from last year, but probably don't have the pay stubs for each check.
As to the prior employer, I have a W-2 for the year, but I don't know that I could find the pay stubs from that month.
The "injury employer" doesn't communicate with me. I did not know that a temporary disability payment was even being considered.
This injury has pushed me into full retirement from work. Be that as it may, I don't want to lose any payments due to me just because I signed or didn't sign a request I didn't understand.