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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: Can My Boss make me see the doctor on my time?

Yes, if it is possible for you to do so. If you can still perform your job duties given your injuries, or if your employer has made accommodations for your injuries and you are working for pay, then your employer can ask that any doctor appointments or physical therapy appointments be made during your off hours.

Having stated this, the doctor or therapist must also be available to see you during these hours. If you work from 8:00 am. - 5:00 p.m. and the doctor's office closes at 5:00, then you obviously cannot make it in to see the doctor and your employer must allow you to schedule your appointments at a time in which you can be seen, even if it is during "office hours." However, just because seeing the doctor during work hours is more convenient for you is not a sufficient reason to try and force your employer to let you leave early.

If you or a loved one suffered a work injury and you have questions about your right to Alabama Workers' Compensation benefits, don't hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Attorneys at Powell and Denny today.

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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions Can My Boss make me see the doctor on my time

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