Are you wondering if you are entitled to wage replacement after a workplace injury? Call our California workers’ compensation attorneys today.
Am I entitled to wage replacement if I can’t go back to work after an injury?
A question that we unfortunately get from some of our clients is, what happens if I’m not ever able to go back to my job? Under California law, it’s important for you to understand that, if you’re too injured to work and a doctor won’t release you back to your normal and customary position, the employer isn’t obligated then to put you back into a position that you just can’t do. With that being said, it’s important to understand also that you still have rights with regards to what type of job that you may be able to do for the employer. Under both Workers’ Compensation as well as other areas of California law, the employer still has an obligation to look for a position for you, whether or not it was your previous position or a new position within the company that’s vacant that you could do with the restrictions that the doctor has given you.
If you’ve been injured at work and the doctor is giving you restrictions that your employer says they can’t accommodate, it’s important for you to find an attorney that can fight for you. If you have any questions with regards to your ability to return to work and what the employer’s obligated to provide to you, feel free to give me a call. I’m happy to help with any questions that you may have.
Are you or a loved one in the process of filing an employment claim in California and have questions about wage replacement? Contact the experienced California employment law attorneys at the Myers Law Group today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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