I just settled my work comp case. My settlement reimburse my SDI account. I'm am know on permanent disability. My lawyer said I can pull from SDI after my account has been reimbursed by the insurer. The injury is a massve separation and a unrepairable rotator cup on the right shoulder.
Are you asking about a doctor to certify you off work for SDI purposes? If so, your treating doctor can do that. if something else, why not ask your lawyer?
As attorney Brett Borah indicates above, a treating doctor and only a treating doctor can certify a patient for SDI benefits. You mention that you have a shoulder separation and rotator cuff tear and yet settled your workers' compensation claim (?!). I am confused as usually there are various modes of treatment available and you still claim to be temporarily totally disabled. Did you receive the maximum 104 weeks of TTD.? Did a QME or AME find that you achieved MMI status? Did the carrier deny your claim and refuse to provide benefits short of a lump sum Compromise & Release?
And these types of questions should go to your lawyer.
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