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Can My Employer Refuse to Let Me Return to Work After Injury?

Employers generally cannot refuse your return to work if you have medical clearance. They must accommodate reasonable restrictions or provide valid reasons for refusal. Returning to work after an injury can be challenging, especially if your employer is hesitant about your return. Understanding your rights and the legal implications in such situations is crucial. In … Read more

Updated: June 6, 2024

Permanent Restrictions and Missouri Workers Compensation

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Returning to work with restrictions can be a confusing time. From worrying about your job to understanding the restrictions, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. Permanent restrictions are limitations that your doctor has placed on your activities after assessing your injuries. For example, you may be restricted from lifting more than 10lbs or from walking for … Read more

Updated: August 9, 2022

What Should Your Workers Comp Doctor Explain About Your Work Limitations?

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Here are some important details that your doctor should include in your work limitations note. When you visit your worker’s comp doctor, they may conclude that you can return to work with certain limitations. If this happens, they should generally provide a note detailing all your limitations. Your employer should be provided a copy of … Read more

Updated: November 16, 2021

Why You Shouldn’t Rush to Return to Work After an Injury

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Work-related injuries are quite common, but often people choose to ignore them or compromise their recovery by going back to work before they reach maximum medical improvement (MMI.) Both scenarios can easily end up with more severe injuries or complications. It’s not hard to imagine why someone would be in a hurry to go back … Read more

Updated: February 25, 2020

Returning to Work After a Work Injury When You Have Limitations

Make sure your rights are protected by working with an experienced St. Louis workers comp attorney. Workers’ compensation claims are often complicated. The laws are not always easy to understand and the situation can be made all the more complicated by the particularities of every case. One common question many injured workers have after suffering … Read more

Updated: December 17, 2019

4 Tips for Going Back to Work after a Work-Related Injury

Recovering from a work accident

Going back before being signed off by the doctor can lead to additional expenses and further injury. One of the most important parts of recovery after a workplace related injury is actually getting back to work. It is important to not rush it, because just like any other part of the workers compensation process, it … Read more