Q: I am supposed to be in a sling that is not documented per workman's comp doctors but now my manager is telling me to
Off or get a note
A: Get a note from the WC doctor.
A: If your doctor is recommending that your arm be in a sling, it should be simple to get a note from the doctor that says so. You cannot make up restrictions for work without a doctor's recommendation.
Domenic J. Celeste agrees with this answer
A: You should listen to what your work comp doctor says. If the doctor's recommendation to wear a sling is in a medical record, provide it to your employer. If your employer insists that you take the sling off to work, you're violating your doctor's orders. If you listen to your employer and get further hurt, work comp could deny your claim. Remember, your employer must abide by your work comp doctor's restrictions, and if it doesn't have work under those restrictions, you may be entitled to work comp checks, although they are paid at around 2/3 your full wage. I'd highly recommend that you consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in Florida and who regularly handles workers' compensation cases.
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