Your time away from work could possibly be claimed as Temproary partial Disability. The calculation would be to compare your pre-injury average weekly wage and subtract your current week of earnings when you miss time for the doctor visits, e.g, if you were making $1000 weekly before you were hurt and have a week afterwards where you made $700 because of your Dr. visits, you could possibly claim 2/3's of that difference (2/3 of $300 = $200).
Regarding your diabetes, if the Doctor says it was caused by the medicaltion used to treat your job injury, it should be covered by worker's compensation.
With some many questions and issues related to your workers' compensation claim, you need to speak with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. Concerning your diabetes, have you spoken to your primary care physician about the cause? Maybe he can tell you what is causing it. You should not rely on the case nurse or adjuster to answer your questions as they do not work for you nor are they looking out for your best interests like an attorney will.
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You should sit down with an attorney. They will help you recover more than without an attorney. They should pay for you to be off work.
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