I was injured at work (I'm an RN) at the end of April. I have a problem with my disc at L5 and struggle with lifting and repetitive bending mostly. My doctor gave me work restrictions to release me back to work. However, my employer says that per the IME report, I can report to work full duty now. I would also like to point out that the IME report even states that I have about 30% mobility in my back!
I feel that I can work, but not in the same capacity as before. I'm a nurse, so I'm certainly employable, but it would be a real shame if my employer could fire me for following my doctor's orders. Can they even do that? I mean, what's the sense of seeing a doctor if you're not going to follow what they say?
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