Can my employer force me back to work when their doctor said I can't drive?
3 attorney answers
You really should schedule a consultation with the Worker’s Compensation attorney. It will not cost you a dime.
If you are released to return to work with restrictions, such as being on able to drive, and the employer cannot accommodate you, I would argue that temporary disability benefits should be continued. It is not a cut and dry issue though. Best to schedule an appointment ASAP to develop a strategy. Also, do not discuss this issue with the claims adjuster, who can use your statements against you. good luck
You should contact a worker’s compensation attorney as soon as possible.
DISCLAIMER: Matthew Solomon is licensed to practice law in both the State of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey.This answer based on general legal principles and is not intended for the purpose of providing specific legal advice or opinions. This answer does not constitute the establishment of an attorney-client relationship.
I have transferred you to the Workers Compensation law Section. As a side thought, just because the COMPANY doctor clears you does not mean you are ready for work. If you cannot drive you have had something fairly serious happen to you. That is the cause of the company under WC law. The WC attorneys will give you good advice.
I am licensed to practice law only in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. My phone number is 215.439.7781. Therefore, my knowledge is based primarily on law in those two...