I was injured at my place of work due to lack of safety equipment. Almost lost my leg. After six months of rehab and comp I have been told that I must return to work for light duty by next month by my employer or I am terminiated. My Dr. will release me to light duty if I insist, however he is reluctant due to the fact that he does not see me returning to 100% within the light duty time limit of 27 days. the original position is very physical(lots of stairs, climbing, walking on uneven ground at heights. What are my options at this point? Say I do go back for light duty which I can do for 27 days and at the completion I am unable to perform the duties of my original position. I have been instructed at that point I will be terminated as well. Do I have any recourse? Does comp kick back in?
Not sure of what to do. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.