An individual may be found to be temporary totally disabled based on statements of extreme pain interfering with work activities even if a physician has not placed a Petitioner on any restrictions.
In Velasco, the petitioner injured his index finger while doing restoration, carpet cleaning, and emergency flood work. The petitioner underwent surgery and was restricted to light-duty work. On October 12, 2018, the petitioner’s treating physician, Dr. Burrows, notified him that he could not treat him further because his bills had not been paid. Earlier, Dr. [...]