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dianejw Discussion started by dianejw 4 years ago

 

 

WSIB Policy Workers reach maximum medical recovery (MMR) when they have reached a plateau in their recovery and it is not likely that there will be any further significant improvement in their medical impairment.”

 

I would like to start the discussion on reaching MMR (Maximum Medical Recovery)


When I  reached MMR, I was no longer entitled to benefits to manage my pain, and/or strengthen my arms as WSIB determined I was irreversibly injured. Reaching MMR seemed like a death sentence…I know when you reach MMR you might be entitled to NEL (Non Economic Loss) settlement but that’s another discussion.

WSIB cut off everything but medication.  Therefore after all these years with no help with physiotherapy, etc my pain level has worsened and my strength has decreased severely. I am left with only meds to survive. Now my condition is worse than when all this began.

I know many others are in the same predicament. Let’s talk about it. Does anyone know the MMR policy and know how (if  it’s possible) to get help even if you have reached MMR? I have the same problem with my PTSD/depression and anxiety. They paid for counselling for me until I reached MMR. I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety but as soon as I reached MMR…I was cut off from seeing my psychologist.

I then crashed…lowest point in my life…but thankfully I called my psychologist and I’m back seeing her BUT I am paying for it. She is not charging me full price but even still…its more money coming out of my pocket every week because of a workplace injury.

Who else is in this boat? Does anyone know a way around it? Let’s talk!

 

 

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siteadmin
siteadmin GREAT job Diane! Group members please use all the tools we have provided to you in order to get our voices heard. Please share the group via the share button and you can also invite friends directly from the site that you make friends with and by... Show more 4 years ago
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sumardiep
sumardiep I would suggest that you be very honest with your psychologist (which no doubt you are) and explain your current situation. Most practitioners will have a sliding scale with a low end fee that can accomodate individuals who are on a fixed income... Show more 4 years ago
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sumardiep
sumardiep Oh-and GOOD FOR YOU for being brave enough to discuss your experience so candidly!!!! So many people will suffer in silence, but by talking about experiences the isolation is reduced. This post speaks to your strength and determination. Thank you... Show more 4 years ago
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dianejw
dianejw Thank you so much for your comment and response. It did take an awful lot of courage to come out in the open with my depression and anxiety and the severity of them. If you had known me in my previous life before the injury, I was an extremely... Show more 4 years ago
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