Can be benefits be cut off?
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You've presented a complicated situation. There isn't a simple answer to your question. More information is needed. Did your doctor return you to full duty or limited duty? Did your doctor say you had reached maximum medical improvement or only that you had improved enough to return to work but needed more treatment? Did your lay-off have anything to do with your work injury or was there a general reduction in force? I'd like to help more but this one is beyond what we can do here.
You need to get to a good workers' compensation attorney right a way. There are a lot of them in L.A. Find one here at www.avvo.com or at www.caaa.org. CAAA is the association for attorneys who represent injured workers here in California. You can also call me for a referral.
Whatever you do, do NOT ask the Dept. of Industrial Relations to issue a Qualified Medical Examiner (Q.M.E.) panel without consulting an attorney. Do Not select a Q.M.E. off of a panel without consulting an attorney. Do NOT go to a Q.M.E. without first consulting an attorney.