After receiving medical treatment for a job-related injury, you may have recovered enough to go back work, but still be dealing with some lingering medical issues that prevent you from performing you regular job duties. Your doctor will document your limitations-known as your work restrictions—and your employer will have the option of modifying your job duties so that you can return to work. Click here to see what type of medical benefits is covered in a workers compensation case.
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What to Do if You Disagree With Your Work Restrictions
If you disagree with your doctor’s opinion about your work restrictions, you should either notify your claims administrator within 30 days of the report or consult with your workers’ compensation attorney. You have the right to have a medical evaluation from another doctor, provided that you inform the claims administrator of your disagreement in time.
If your employer is offering you work that seems to violate your work restrictions, you do not have to accept it. You have 30 days to decide before your employer has the right to rescind the employment offer.
However, if you are offered work that aligns with your work restrictions, but you do not wish to accept it, your employer will not be required to offer you supplemental job displacement benefits. If you believe your employer is retaliating against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim, or that you are being discriminated against because of a disability, consult with a workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your case.