Work Restrictions – MN Work Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured or suffered an injury on the workplace, then there is a good chance that you will be placed under certain working restrictions. While, in some instances, these restrictions will limit your ability to work full stop, often you may still be able to go to work but perform lighter, restricted duties. There are a number of restrictions that may be in place under the workers compensation laws. A Minnesota worker’s compensation restriction attorney can help you sort through these complications to be sure you are getting fair treatment and compensation.
Workers Comp Restrictions
It is up to you to see a doctor when you have been injured or suffered illness at the workplace. A medical provider will be able to assess your situation and determine what restrictions need to be put in place. You will receive documentation about these restrictions that you will need to give to your employer. Many employees are frustrated by these restrictions, especially if they feel they are perfectly capable of returning to work as per normal. However, these restrictions are in place for a reason and it is important that you follow them.
In most instances, the restrictions will limit what you are allowed to do at work. You may not be allowed to lift heavy objects or operate machinery if you have hurt your back or neck. You may not be allowed around certain chemicals if you are suffering from an illness. You may need to work in the office instead of in the field if you have broken a bone or suffered a strain.
In some instances, the restrictions may make it so it is impossible to work in your old position. If this is the case, then you are entitled to vocational rehabilitation where you will receive the training, education and job service requirements to find a position that is more suited towards your restrictions. This service will be provided under the Minnesota workers compensation laws.
Common Workers Compensation Restriction Concerns
There are a number of problems that can arise from your workers compensation restrictions. Below are some of the most common issues:
- The restrictions prevent you from doing your job and there are no ‘light duty’ jobs available
- Unfair treatment from employers due to your restrictions. This may include demotion and firing
- Pressure to work outside your work restrictions
- Problems getting time off for doctors appointments and rehabilitation
- Employer not following the required workers restrictions.
Minnesota Work Restrictions Lawyer
If you are experiencing any of these problems, then you need to contact a MN workers compensation restrictions lawyer right away. This behavior is against the Minnesota workers compensation laws and should not be tolerated. Your restrictions have been put in place for a reason and this must be followed at all times, no matter what your employer or the insurance company has to say about it.
The Law Firm of Heimerl & Lammers can provide you with a free consultation and answer any questions you have regarding the work restriction laws in Minnesota.