I’m on work restrictions but I don’t want to lose my job, what do I do?

A: Every time you get work restrictions, take them to your employer. If they have work available, then be sure you are doing the best you can within your work restrictions. As long as your work injury is compensable and the reason you are terminated is not your fault, then you will remain entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. If you are not under an Award, then you will need to look for a job within your work restrictions.

If you find your employer is pressuring you to work beyond your known restrictions, you need to consider talking to us so we can advise you how to protect your rights and secure benefits.


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The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia workers’ compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.