Re: Fell At Work, Hurt Back, What to Do?
You're not "taking time off"..you're being treated for a work related injury.
At my work if you take off time you have to have the time ie Vacation, Sick, Floating holiday to cover time missed. If you do not have time and you take off work you will be charged an occurence.
You are entitled to travel pay to the docs and therapist and a percentage of lost wages. Usually an employer will let the injured worker leave from work, without punching out and return from the docs or therapist, allowing them to be paid for the time lost. (in other words let them get treatement on company time)
If anyone's telling you different, call a lawyer, you don't have to play these types of games.
Last edited by tony; 01-14-2009 at 10:09 AM.
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