Why Work Status Slips are SO Important

Anyone who has spoken with my office knows that we are constantly telling injured workers’ YOU MUST HAVE A SLIP FROM YOUR DOCTOR HIGHLIGHTING YOUR WORK STATUS. Whether it is off of work completely or restricted duty, workers’ comp will not honor anything that is not in writing from your doctor. Also, workers’ comp will not accept back dated work slips, even if it is obvious that you cannot work, you MUST have clear, current instructions in writing from the doctor. I cannot stress this enough! Even if every bone in your body is broken and you can’t get out of bed, workers’ comp WILL NOT PAY you without a work status slip from your doctor.

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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.