Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Forced to use Sick Time for doctor visits

Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Forced to use Sick Time for doctor visits: We speak with a lot of workers who have suffered job injuries, and it is not unusual to hear an injured worker who is still working complain that they are forced to use sick time or personnel leave time in order to visit their workers comp doctor or attend physical therapy. They are understandably upset that they are being forced to use the sick leave that they have accrued in order to receive treatment for their job injury; it just doesn't seem fair.

If you are working and have to leave in order to seek medical treatment, you do not have to use your sick leave. You are entitled to temporary partial disability benefits (tpd) for the time you miss from work in order to seek medical treatment. TPD benefits are 2/3rd of the wages you do not receive during the time you are away from work receiving treatment. Your personnel leave time does not have to be sacrificed in order to receive the treatment you need in order to recover from the effects of your job injury.

If you are being misled about your leave time, what else are you being misled about?

If you work in Huntsville, Alabama (or anywhere in the Madison County area*), you have suffered a job injury and you have been told that you have to use your sick leave in order to seek reasonably necessary medical treatment and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers Comp laws, don't hesitate to contact the experienced Huntsville Workers Compensation lawyers at POWELL AND DENNY with your questions.

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Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Forced to use Sick Time for doctor visits