Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: R-shoulder labrum tear: light duty Can I be made to go against my restrictions or do a job that causes pain or a ....

Or a chance at further injury/illness.

Also for some strange reason I got wrote up for “using the wrong break room” and somehow I’m a distraction to other employees. How can I counter their childishness, I’m just trying to work and do what I’m told until this is over..

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2 Lawyer Answers

Glenn Neiman

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

A: The short answer is NO, you should not be made to work beyond the restrictions placed upon you. The longer answer is that you should immediately contact an attorney certified as a specialist in PA workers' compensation law, whether my firm or another of the fine attorneys on this board, so you can have someone in your corner, to protect your rights. I am sorry this happened to you, but do not let yourself be a victim more than is necessary. Good luck!

Mark A. Buterbaugh

  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Chambersburg, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: The short answer is No. You should follow your treating doctor’s restrictions. It will likely draw a suspension petition from the insurance carrier when you do not accept the position. That being said, if you are offered light duty, you should immediately speak to an experienced workers compensation attorney.

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