Fresno, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: My workman’s comp Dr released me to go back to work but the regular Dr didn’t. What will happen if I returned to work?

Regular dr paperwork had a return to work date. I asked if I had any appointments the office said no. I went to see the workman’s comp Dr and he released me back to work per the notes from the regular Dr. I was back to work for 3 days. Started physical therapy and needed a refill on medication. The regular Dr called back and said I was not supposed to be back at work and needed to make a follow up. Will this affect my claim? How do I explain to my job?

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Tim Rose
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Pleasant Grove, UT

A: It is ultimately your decision whether to return to work and what is best for your health. Workers comp may decide not to pay you for the days you missed since their doctor has released you to work. You could also contact the work comp doctor and ask them to reconsider your work status based on the recommendation of your regular doctor. Good luck.

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