If you are injured on the job are you still required to work and, if so, what will happen if your injury worses?

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If you are injured on the job are you still required to work and, if so, what will happen if your injury worses?

Asked on June 18, 2013 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

Nathan Wagner / Law Office of Nathan Wagner

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are injured on the job or if your job-related injury worsens, you can make a claim for worker's compensation. If you are worried that your return to work will worsen your injury, you should talk to your doctor about your concern. You can request a reasonable accomodation from your employer. Your employer will have to make reasonable modifications to your job or allow you a reasonable period of time off for your injury to heal. You will want a note from your doctor stating that you need the accomodation you request. 


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