Q: I was injured out for 7 months, had back surgery. went back to work with restrictions no hrs avail 12 hrs wk can I quit?

I cannot reach my attorney, they will not return my calls. I was awarded lifetime medical benefits from Commonwealth of va. The dr sent me back with lifting restrictions, and I'm only getting 12 hours a week. I need to know what happens if I quit the job. My back hurts so bad that I am in tears at the end of a six hour shift.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I understand you were out for seven months. I assume you were on worker's compensation and then you were returned to work in a light duty capacity. Your complaint is the employer is only giving you 12 hours of light duty per week. The insurer should be paying you two thirds of the difference as temporary partial workers' compensation benefits. If your lawyer does not help you, then you need to consider getting another lawyer.

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