Your answer will be fact driven:
How many employees does your employer have?
How long did you work there?
Did you express to your employer that you intended to return?
You may have been due FMLA leave.
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If you were there for more than 1 year and the company has at least 50 employees, you are entitled to 12 weeks unpaid leave. If you are returning to work, you should try to straighten it all out with HR or contact an employment attorney for a consultation.
More facts are needed to properly evaluate. Best bet is to call an employment lawyer in your state from Avvo.
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You should retain an employment attorney immediately and have them send a letter to your Human Resource department along with your medical documentation and your desire to return to work for them on the date that your doctor said you would be able to return. Also what was the cause of your out of work injury or accident? You may also have a personal injury case that needs to be worked on.