Salisbury, MD asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Maryland

Q: Hi. I am a correctional officer and have been for 13 years. Fell at work and broke two fingers my index,and middle finge

Was told after three months that I could know longer work a light duty post anymore. I have to able to perform my original job as a officer. I have been out work since May 27,2016 until now. My doctor told me to return on Jan 15' 2018 but my finger are still not able to bend properly. Told me he has done all he can do for me 2 get a second opinion and he would do surgery because it too long now to heal will just creat more problems. Should I return to work.

1 Lawyer Answer
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You should consult a workers comp attorney in person as there is a lot of information that is needed to properly advise. Depending on the injuries you may be entitled to permanency money, vocational rehabilitation, and more. Good luck!

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