My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: my wife works for a national spa chain. She had to have surgery this past July on her right hand due to carpal tunnel. A month or so after surgery the doctor released her back to work with restrictions of only 6 hours a day even thought she told him that it was still hurting. As soon as she went back to work they booked her solid 8 hours a day and ignored the 6 hour restrictions.
Since she began working there they would book her solid with no time for lunch or breaks which she believes contributed to her carpal tunnel. Now her left hand is sore and swollen and most likely has carpal tunnel. She also has significant pain in the hand she had surgery on.
We also believe that she was not paid the correct amount while she was on workers comp. She gets an hourly wage along with tips and commissions. We did catch a few errors back when she was on workers comp but its very hard to tell if we caught everything or not since her employer does not let them handle any of there tips.
Also she has not seen a doctor or done any kind of paper work on her left hand yet.