North Carolina Workers' Compensation Return-to-Work Dispute
During the process of your workers’ compensation claim, if you have reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) after medical treatment, you may be released by your doctor to return to work. However, disputes often arise during the return-to-work phase of the workers’ compensation process. Most workers' compensation recipients are eager to return to their jobs after injury forces them out of work for a period of time. When you go back to work after an on-the-job injury, your workers’ compensation wage benefits will stop. Although it is against the law for an employer to fire or otherwise discriminate against you when you do return, problems do arise. It is your responsibility to stay within any written restrictions from your doctor. Often, employees believe they will be fired if they refuse to perform tasks demanded by their supervisors. If this situation arises, do not leave your job. You will need written proof of your medical restrictions to protect yourself. This is an important area where an experienced job injury attorney can help.
Hemmings & Stevens - A Raleigh, NC Workers’ Comp Law Firm
If you have questions about returning to work after your workers’ comp claim, contact the North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC today. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingent fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we make a recovery for you. You can call us at 919.277.0161 or contact us online. Our office is in Raleigh, but we handle workers’ compensation cases statewide.
This article regarding returning to work after your workers’ compensation claim is for informational purposes only and is not legal or medical advice. You may need to seek the advice of a workers’ compensation lawyer at the law firm of Hemmings & Stevens, PLLC that has experience in these matters, if you are having trouble returning to work.