Can my Employer Force me to work outside my work restrictions?
NO. If you suffered a job injury and were given work restrictions as a result, your employer has two choices: (i) they can either make sure that they accommodate your work restrictions or (ii) they can tell you that they do not have any work available given your restrictions and you will then be entitled to temporary total disability (ttd) benefits. But what do you do when your boss insists that you come to work and do more than the workers comp doctor said you can perform?
As always, be polite and respectful when dealing with your employer. It is possible they simply did not understand the full breadth of your work restrictions, or how the medication you have been prescribed affects you. We always tell our clients to make sure that when they receive a copy of any work restrictions the company doctor has given them, make two copies, one is delivered to us and one is taken to their employer. If your employer has any questions about your job restrictions, they can always call the doctor and ask for clarification.
If reason doesn’t work, then don’t hesitate to call and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Workers’ Compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny.
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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