What if I am having trouble performing the job they've given me, but the doctor says it falls within my abilities after suffering injury in a Missouri workplace accident?
Although a doctor may have given the okay for you to return to work and they've indicated that your tasks fall within your abilities, you may find you're still in pain or dealing with other serious symptoms.
The first thing you need to do is go to your employer and tell them. You can then request to be seen by the doctor again. Although the employer should give you the "okay," if they don't, then you may need to speak with a lawyer who handles Workers' Comp cases.
If your employer agrees to let you see the doctor again and you're told that you can still perform your job duties, you should also seek legal help. A lawyer can help you get a second opinion, if necessary.
A second opinion may result in the need for additional medical treatment. This may lead to your employer fighting against it, for which you would need legal representation.
If, however, the doctor does agree that you shouldn't continue working, then you're entitled to receive total temporary disability benefits (TTDI) once again. If there's a dispute with this, then a lawyer may also become necessary.
If at any time you have a question concerning your rights, when it comes to a Missouri workplace accident, it's best to seek help from a Missouri Workers' Compensation lawyer. They can help you understand your rights and explain what you can do to protect them.
Contacting a Missouri Workers' Compensation Lawyer
If have been injured in Missouri from a workplace accident it's important that you seek legal guidance from a Missouri Workers' Compensation lawyer who understands the intricacies of these very complex cases. The lawyer team at Bollwerk & Tatlow, LLC fights for Missouri residents. Contact us today - 314-315-8111.