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.”
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!