My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: missouri
I was injured on the job roughly 5-6 weeks ago. Everything was handled correctly but the time of medical treatment was kinda long. A workmans comp representive contacted me and was told I had returned back to work already and she was shocked that I had'nt yet. About a week ago I recieved a certified letter from the company I work for stating that the doctor handling my claim sent them a letter saying that it was unknown when I was going to be able to return back to work. In the letter I recieved from my company it stated, "We can not hold your position indefinetly so we are forced in terminating you from the company. Your health benefits will continue thru June 30th 2010. When you are fully capable in performing the duties required in the job desription and are still interested in working with us you must resubmit your application." The question I have is can they legally do this or is this their way of saving a penny and do I need to take lagal action upon them? Any answers will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.