Workers’ compensation benefits vary by employer and job type. If you were unfortunately injured while on the job and had to take time off work to heal, your boss may try to force you to return to work prematurely. It would be in your best interest to hire a workers’ compensation attorney right after the accident. Then stay in close contact with your workers’ compensation lawyer throughout your healing process. An employer demanding an injured employee to return to work prematurely is more common than you’d expect. Every doctor, injury, employee and employer is different depending on the situation. There is no way to tell how your employer will react in a work-related injury situation. Here are some various scenarios that may help answer what you could do if your employer is asking you to return to work before you feel ready.
Are You Ready to Return to Work?
The first thing you should do is ask yourself if you feel ready to return to work. Going to see your doctor again to ask their opinion would also be a great idea. If you feel ready and the doctor gives you the go ahead, then return to work as soon as you can. Your doctor may feel you can return to work with some restrictions such as no lifting.
Employer Demands Return to Work
A situation where the employee feels they are not ready to return to work but the employer is demanding their return is a more complex situation. There is no single piece of advice because every situation is different. We advise our clients to be as cooperative as they can during this process. For example, return all calls from your employer. If litigation is necessary, it is helpful to show that the client was cooperative.
Employers can sometimes get pushy by insisting on a time frame of when an employee will return to work. Explain to your employer that your return must be okayed by your doctor.
Many times an employer will take action by terminating the employee’s workers’ compensation benefits. This is a perfect example of why it is necessary to have an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side. The attorneys at Brent Gordon Law Firm are aggressive, trusted and experienced workers’ compensation lawyers. We will fight to make sure you are comfortable and have been given the proper treatment for your injuries. Call a workers’ compensation attorney at Brent Gordon Law Firm today to discuss your case.
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