I took a personal medical leave for a month. Near end of that month, employer filed a WC claim without telling me and I had to stop seeing my own doctor. I never saw a doctor through the WC leave and my one mo leave turned into a 4 mo leave while I fought to get treatment any way I could for health conditions I wasn't even sure were caused by work. One day I rec'd a letter terminating my ins due to a reduction in hours whereas, hello, I had no reduction, I was disabled and could not work. Later, (this is all while being employed) I was asked to get a drs note excusing me for the wc leave, but the day I got it I recd a fed ex terminating me for not having it. I need my insurance and job back and my wc atty is only interested in filing ppwk; not throwing the book, or all books, at employer.was never notified of wc claim denial; someone at work let it slip that it had been denied and within a week of the date I was to hear back from wc ins carrier regarding their decision, was fired for essentially, being on their forced wc leave without a drs note. The agency I once had over my own medical decisions was completely ripped out of my hands, my health conditions therefore exacerbated and instead of fulfilling the obligation to give me treatment through wc, I was ignored and then fired. Can I be fired for not having a note due to not having access to any doctor? Seems really suspect, no?
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