I've been out sick for about 17 weeks and have kept in contact with my Manager and the time keeper about when I would be able to return to work and about health coverage. The time keeper says I'm fine and do not need to worry about it and the insurance company says she's not covered.
I work at OHSU and developed an infection in my leg and was in the hospital for 3 weeks. I was ready to go back to work when the doctor wanted to do a skin graft since the wound wasn't closing, which put me out for at least another 6 weeks.
What can I do about the medical costs for the last month and a half? Will I have a job when I go back?
You seem to have enough on the line that it would be worth meeting with an attorney so you can get an answer to these questions. At this point in time I can't tell you who is wrong and who is right, because I don't know why each say what they say, nor do I know the details of your coverage, etc. I don't know whether you being able to return to your job is based on FMLA or OFLA being invoked, but the coverage there is limited. I don't know what they company policy is and I don't know if your injury was related to work. So, as you can see, there are MANY things at issue here. It isn't clear to me whether you need to talk to an employment attorney or a benefits attorney or both. I am sorry I can't give you a definitive answer. The good news is that your employer seems to be willing to work with you so far. I hope things look up for you soon.
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