Q: Work injury broken right foot, can't drive. Who is responsible for transportation?
I have been using Lyft or Uber to get to injury related appts as well as food shopping. Now I have been offered sedentary position at work. If my work injury prevents me from driving shouldn't workers comp provide transportation. Lyft and Uber cost a fortune. I spent 90 dollars for my first 3 injury related appts and it would cost nearly 250 dollars a week to get back and forth to work.
I am sorry to hear about the problems that you are having with your work-related injury, however, in order to properly answer your question I would require additional information.
If you have sustained a work-related injury that prevents you from driving, and your "release to return to work" specifically precludes driving, you are unable to get to/from the modified employment being offered by your Employer, and thus, said job may not be "actually available."
It is my recommendation that you promptly contact an Attorney who is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Law to discuss your rights and remedies and determine the proper response to your Employer as to whether, or not, you are physically capable of returning to work in the modified employment that has been offered.
Please note that the Initial Consultation would be free of charge and most Attorneys will accept your case on a Contingent Fee Basis.
A: First, you really are seeking legal advice, so the best option for you would be to consult with an experienced PA workers' compensation attorney, either my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board. A modified duty job offer must be within the physical capabilities of the injured worker. The job must be "available" to the injured worker. I would suggest you contact an attorney asap, so we can explain how this concept would apply in your case and what steps you should take.
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