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throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
08-26-2015
11:04 PM ET (US)
Snowed 12065, thank you. I was wondering the same thing as far as bending over hamper to place and retrieve my mail. Stepping in and out of truck. And this offer is according to the report of second opinion doctor not my physician I see for my back. I have to get an appointment to see my doctor to go over his view and discuss the matter.
12066
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-26-2015
09:54 PM ET (US)
Sue2-
Send a copy but your doctor should have already sent one.
12065
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-26-2015
09:53 PM ET (US)
throwed-
According to the ELM you should consult with your doctor on any job offers. If you can't squat, then how can you lift mail off the floor? How can you climb stairs to deliver mail.....you should not break any of your restrictions at work. If your doctor disagrees then he/she needs to send a medical report to OWCP explaining why you cannot accept the job offer.
12064
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
08-26-2015
06:08 PM ET (US)
Went to second opinion doctor, from his report OWCP sent letter to my employer giving them 30 days to give me a job offer with my restrictions which are permanent so the second opinion doctor says. My physician have not told me yet if he agrees or not with this. Today, I asked to come to post office they have a job offer. It consist of 3 hours a day 1 hour to case route and 2 hours to deliver mail according to my restrictions. The physical requirements of this modified assignment are no operating a vehicle at work greater than 2 hours, no squatting/kneeling/climbing. I did not say no but told postmaster I will send this to my doctor because all of this is the result of second opinion doctor not mine. My doctor wants to do injections in the future when I am done with radiation. Also if my doctor says its ok then for 5 weeks I will be doing radiation and can't work because I will not be staying at home. Next question on the offer of modified assignment my scheduled days off they chose was Wednesday, something convience for them. My off days are rotating Friday and Saturday so can they change this? That means I will be working every Saturday. If I am understanding this all correctly then if I am having to be off for radiation then I will use 15 hours or 12 hours because I can work on Saturdays, of sick leave or lwop if I have no leave and owcp will still have to pay me for the other. Is this correct? Was I right to say I need to give to my doctor before I could say yes.Also for the balance of the day can owcp still send me to vocational rehabilitation. Also the effective/ available date is today date the day I acutally got a copy. I have to get a doctor appointment for the doctor to go over this.
Edited 08-26-2015 06:27 PM
12063
Sue2Person was signed in when posted
08-25-2015
09:33 PM ET (US)
Snowed: So should I just send in report and wait or do I need to call CE and let them know about changes ?
Edited 08-26-2015 01:32 AM
12062
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-25-2015
08:04 PM ET (US)
Lucky-
You go to the Ecomp home page and click on green radio button on the right that says "Access case & upload document." Write down the DCN number they give you so you can check on receipt of the document.
12061
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-25-2015
08:01 PM ET (US)
Sue2-
Just because the doctor gave you these restrictions, doesn't mean you are employable. The restrictions seem as if you are still unemployable. Most doctors will not give anyone 100% disability.
12060
Sue2Person was signed in when posted
08-25-2015
05:40 PM ET (US)
Went to doctor today and he did a PPR report.relesased to restricted duty. No bending, no pushing, no stopping, no climbing, no pulling, lifting 10 lbs, sitting 15-20 min, standing 5-10 min, walking 5 min.
He will no longer
Give totally temporarily disabled.
So what should I do ?
Any help would be great !!
Can I ask for second opinion ?
Doctor says I need L2- L3 fused again.
This doctor is under ivestagation in another state for
fraud. I just found this out.
I am no longer on PO rolls.
Edited 08-25-2015 07:41 PM
12059
Lucky2bme7Person was signed in when posted
08-23-2015
04:33 PM ET (US)
Hi, again. Okay-got it cannot file ca-7 online because usps does not participate in program. But can't I upload my medical reports online. If so where can I do that?
12058
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-20-2015
12:20 AM ET (US)
throwed-
Yes it is up to the USPS if they want to offer you work but right now if you have a medical conflict of opinion. you might be sent to an IME.
12057
alaska mailmanPerson was signed in when posted
08-19-2015
11:00 PM ET (US)
Thinking of having knee replacement. My question. Can you have doctors visits and surgery done on workers comp and do recovery on your own sick leave.
12056
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
08-19-2015
02:46 AM ET (US)
Snowed 12055 Yes in 1b, he has it checked yes I can work 8 hrs with physical restriction. So what will be next? Will the post office let me know what I can do? In 1a he states also I cannot perform lifting and walking requirements. Have you seen a Owcp-5c like this, what is next? I know my regular treating physician always put no work but his nurse told me several visits back once I have myleogram done they would probably say I could do light duty which I guess this is what this physician is saying. It still does not fit in the requirements of a letter carrier, so now I guess its in the post office hands.
12055
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-19-2015
01:13 AM ET (US)
throwed-
If the SECOP disagrees with your regular treating physician you likely will be sent for an IME. 1b on the 5c will state whether or not you can work 8 hours a day.
12054
SnowedPerson was signed in when posted
08-19-2015
01:11 AM ET (US)
Sue2
The USPS can only access Ecomp to upload a file. You must click that radio button.
12053
agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
08-19-2015
12:00 AM ET (US)
throwed: then is he saying you can work 8 hr per day?
12052
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
08-18-2015
07:33 PM ET (US)
agodlywoman 12049: On the OWCP-5c part 2b the maximum number of hours each activity can be performed and for sitting 4, walking 2, standing 4, operating motor vehicle at work 2 and operating a motor vehicle to/from work 1
12051
Sue2Person was signed in when posted
08-18-2015
07:01 PM ET (US)
I tried to sign up for E Comp but it would not let me. I put PO in and it said PO does not use it. What am I doing wrong ?
12050
neicePerson was signed in when posted
08-18-2015
10:24 AM ET (US)
The 'search' ECAB website is not working. The ECAB decision's page still works, but when you go to the 'search ECAB' site, it doesn't allow you to search.

Is there a different site address?
12049
agodlywomanPerson was signed in when posted
08-18-2015
09:46 AM ET (US)
throwed: there should be a number of hours that you are allowed to work PER DAY...total...
12048
throwed under the busPerson was signed in when posted
08-18-2015
05:36 AM ET (US)
Snowed 12047, my weight limit is the 20lbs pushing, 20 lbs lifting and 20 lbs pulling
sitting 4hrs, walking 2 hrs, standing 4 operating motor vehicle at work 2 hrs and operating to and from work 1 hr
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