Signed off work RSI6 Replies
Hi all, Last year I suffered an accident at work, I am self-employed. My doctor gave me some telephone numbers of surgeons in Vannes who might be able to help me. That was all the advice I had. I went to see a surgeon in Vannes who organized an operation, but at the time he did not seem optimistic. I had the operation in July 2015 and I was in plaster for 7 weeks. I did the entire Physio program, followed all that I was told to do, but the arm is still painful when I apply force to it. I have been signed off since February 2015 and received 500€ a month from the RSI, of which I still have to pay them 150 € a month in social charges. So recently I had meeting again with the RSI Doctor who looked at my arm that was his only investigation or appreciation (no scans or x-ray). My family Doctor and the Surgeon have told me my arm will never be right again, so I need to apply for an invalidity pension. I received a letter today from the RSI Doctor informing me that my financial help from the government is stopped, that I am fit to go back to work and I have no right to an invalidity pension, in other words the case is closed. I have had no money for over a month now and we are getting a little worried to say the least. Is there anyone or anything I can do to fight my corner, I feel very unfairly treated. I have worked and paid into the French system for 10 years. I have a certificate from the surgeon stating that the arm is unrepairable and that I am left with a disability that prevents me from doing my job. If you have been down this road before and have some advice we would love to hear from you.