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 obviously you 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 suffered a work injury, you live or work in anywhere in North Alabama, and you have questions about your workers’ compensation claim and would like to speak with an experienced North Alabama Workmen’s Compensation attorney, the workers compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny would appreciate the chance to help you.
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