Your Doctor Must Update Your Work Release Monthly

The Workers’ Compensation rules require that your doctor submit a new “work release” detailing your work restrictions following every monthly doctor’s visit.  In most cases, if you do not have your doctor submit a written “work release” every month, the insurer can stop paying your lost wages while you are recovering from your injury and unable to work.  Your doctor must submit monthly work releases even if your medical work restrictions do not change or if you have been laid-off or fired from the job at which you were injured.  Your doctor should also continued to submit monthly work releases even if your claim has been denied and you are waiting for your hearing. If the insurer stops paying your lost wages, we may be able to prove that they owe you money even if your doctor did not submit monthly “work releases” for you.  Call us to learn if we can help you get the lost wages that you deserve.