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I Was Injured on the Job and had to Have Knee Surgery. I’ve Used All my Sick Time and Now my Employer Wants me to Return to Work Before Being Released by My Doctor. What are my Legal Rights?

I’ve Used All my Sick Time and Now my Employer Wants me to Return to Work Before Being Released by My Doctor. What are my Legal Rights?

First and foremost, find out what is your diagnosis and prognosis. You will need a medical opinion on the course of your disease, injury and/or illness.

Second, you do not have to return to work, depending upon the medical opinion.

This particular issue is typically not related to injury lawsuits but to Workers Compensation.  We recommend that you find a lawyer that handles Workers’ Compensation. If you would like a recommendation on a first-rate workers comp attorney in New Orleans, call the Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411.