If you have been assigned light duty and your employer is not abiding by the limitations set by the assigned doctor, you should take the following steps:
- Notify your supervisor. If that does not work;
- Notify the worker’s compensation nurse case manager and/or adjuster. If that does not work;
- Notify the doctor and see if the doctor will increase the restrictions to make it more difficult for the employer to violate them. Also consider asking the doctor to clarify the restrictions if that will eliminate any ambiguity regarding what your employer can allow you to do; and then finally, if all else fails;
- Go before a judge. This does take time and your employer will attend court explaining why they are not violating the restrictions and oftentimes a meeting with a judge is not as productive as you might hope.
Please contact one of our attorneys at 1-800-809-3776 for further help.