I injured my back at work with a defective equipment. Due to the injury I had a fusion on my back. I still in a lot of pain. Doctor says I reached mmi and they performed an fce. The only thing doctor mentioned from the fce was that looks like was ruff on me and that i can't perform my old job no more. I have being working light duty and is a constant struggle due to the pain and work have exsarvate my pain. Doctor says he can't see me no more and lawyer won't answer my questions. I'm on my 76 day of work and I'm on excruciating pain and nobody seems to be able to give me answers. Don't know what to do.
FCE results are typically used by your treating doctor to set your restrictions. You need to get a copy of your restrictions from the doctor and get that info to your lawyer. Your lawyer needs that in order to start figuring out the next step for you. The lawyer has no way to know you have restrictions unless you provide that information.
This answer is intended as general information and not as specific legal advice.
You apparently have returned to work in a Light Duty Capacity. You apparently are at maximum medical improvement (MMI). You are working in pain. I assume the Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) allows you to do this Light Duty Job. The doctor has released you. The issue your case presents is how long will your employer provide you this Light Duty Job and how long will you be able to do the Light Duty Job. You need to consult an experienced Virginia Workers Compensation Attorney about your situation.
I base this opinion on my 35 years representing claimants who have Virginia Workers' Compensation claims.
This response is meant to be information only and should not be considered to be legal advice. This information is not meant and should not be construed to be the formation of an attorney client relationship. I practice Virginia Workers compensation law and Social Security Disability law.
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