Can you hold your job liable for an injury if they force you back to work without being properly releasedby your doctordoctor?

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Can you hold your job liable for an injury if they force you back to work without being properly releasedby your doctordoctor?

I hurt my back on the job which resulted in sciatic nerve damage. I was forced back to work without properly being released from the doctor, and now I’m having problems with my back which causes me to call in from work.

Asked on April 13, 2011 under Personal Injury, Texas

Answers:

robert lee

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Your question is somewhat vague due to the fact that you fail to explain how you were "forced" back to work.  If you are saying that you were told to either return to work under your present medical conditions or be terminated, that is a different issue. Did your return to work exacerbate your injury?  Were you under Workman's Comp?  It is imperative that you are more specific because I am quite sure that the position of the company that you are working for is  different, that is, they will say that they did not "force" you back to work.  Waht type of restrictions were you given by the treating physician(s)?


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