Newark, DE asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: I injured my dominant shoulder on the job. Do I have to accept literally cleaning bathrooms, break room, fridges.

Im a heavy equipment operator but they’re light duty is being a janitor and cleaning the hepatitis type bathrooms.

Chambersburg, Pa

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Glenn Neiman
Glenn Neiman
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Warminster, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Generally speaking, as long as a job is within your physical capabilities, and you are qualified to perform the necessary tasks, a judge or court will not look kindly if you elect to decline a job. That said, every situation is different and you should consult with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board, for advice specific to the facts of your case. Good luck!

Mark A. Buterbaugh
Mark A. Buterbaugh
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Chambersburg, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: If the poisition is within YOUR doctor’s restrictions, then not performing duty can have significant negative impact on your claim and benefits. My suggestion is contact an experienced workers compensation attorney to help protect your benefits and guide you through the complexities of the claim and law.

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