Asked in Employment Law and Personal Injury for Oregon

Q: My employer pressured me to come back to work without Dr's clearance and now my injury has been exasperated

Last year I fractured my scapula in a non work related injury. I was on short term disability and pressured to come back without a Dr's clearance due to staff shortages. Due to lack of employees light duty is not possible and now almost a year later my shoulder still throbs and I can't sleep at night. Unfortunately my current roll involves throwing around 50 pound objects all day long and I can not avoid it. I am afraid I can not do mu current position much longer but fear for my Job if I talk to HR. What are my options?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If there were attorneys involved in either the original injury claim or STD claim, they might be starting points as your first option in seeking direction. If you do not have attorneys associated with those aspects of your injury/disability, you could consider reaching out to a workers' comp attorney and ask for their guidance. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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