Texas - My mother is a nurse of 36 years. Last year, on the job, she was injured lifting a patient -- twice. She has been on workers comp since February '00. Her first doctor sent her for an impairment rating BEFORE her second doctor decided she needed back surgery. Because of the first doctor's poor judgement, workers comp has now ended her benefits because of the impairment rating and her employer refuses to provide her with disability coverage even though she has requested it in writing by certified mail. Shouldn't there be some way to make the employer comply and afford her with coverage?