I have had nagging pain in my ankle from standing long periods at my job. Recently, there was a sharp pain and a pop in my ankle. I told my employer, who sent me to a doctor that concluded the injury was work related. The doctor has given guidelines for physical activity at work. These are unrealistic considering the job.
My employer told me to rest for a couple days, and let them know how I feel, but this job isn't worth permanent injury.
Am I entitled to payment for the missed work days?
What can I do if the employer doesn't follow these doctor recommended guidelines?
Truthfully, I don't feel recovery is realistic if I go back to work. I've worked at this place for many years. I know how the business works, and there's no way the doctor's recommendations can be accommodated.