What to do if I was injured at work and diagnosed with a concussion but now feel like I am being pushed back to work?

UPDATED: Jun 21, 2012

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What to do if I was injured at work and diagnosed with a concussion but now feel like I am being pushed back to work?

Been on workers comp for 10 weeks. Medication masks the post concussion symptoms to a degree. Was told I can go back to work light duty. I am an auto technician. I feel like until I am 100% symptom free I should be out of work until then. Is it possible to be pushed back into work by doctors and work comp?

Asked on June 21, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, New Hampshire


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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It is entirely possible for one to feel as though he or she is prematurely being pushed back to work after a work related injury. In your matter, I suggest that you have a face to face meeting with your treating physician to discuss the effects of the concussion that you suffered and explain to him or her that you physically do not feel that you are ready to return to work.

If the treating physician does not heed your concerns, then you should consult with a worker's compensation attorney.

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