i am a armed truck tech and i was hurt by a armed truck door on my shoulder. i was told to go to the clinic to get the arm looked over but was also pulled into the managers office to be told that if i do claim hurt as soon as a doctor puts a restriction on me i cant work at all, because my employer doesn't offer "light duty". i was not injured doing something i wasn't suppose to do i was injured by company equipment being defective.
You should file a workers' compensation claim where you would be entitled to payment of your medical bills, temporary total disability which is equal to 2/3 of your average weekly wage while you are out of work, compensation for your permanent disability, among other benefits. Consult with a workers' compensation attorney.
I don't practice law in your state, so this is a general statement: When your employer has no light duty for you, you should be getting "TTD" or temporary total disability payments for your wage loss, from their insurance company. If you are not, then it is time to find a workers' comp lawyer to help you get your claim established and paid. Good luck.
There are many types of personal injuries for which financial damages can be awarded, including physical, emotional, and psychological injuries.
Employees can sue for damages if they’ve suffered work-related injuries. These lawsuits are separate from workers’ compensation and cover more kinds of injury.