I injured my back unloading my stores weekly truck and had to have surgery, The surgery left me with nerve damage to my left foot, I returned to work within 6 weeks and continued my normal duties with no lifting a few months till it healed. A year and a half later I again injured the same disc and had an MRI that showed more bulging. I was put on lifting restrictions for 3 months. After seeing the neuro surgeon he extended it for another 3 months. At the end of this evaluation he gave me 6 months lifting restriction. The company's response was to put me on a 30 day unpaid personal leave and told me I could return to work by the end of the 30 days if I no longer had restrictions, otherwise I was terminated and all benefits cancelled. During this restricted time I was still doing my other duties. is what they are doing to me legal?
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Sorry you're having medical & work issues. You need to speak with an experienced worker's comp lawyer. DO NOT DO THIS YOURSELF!!! Most worker's comp lawyers provide a free consultation & there is no attorney fee unless there is success. Your issue is complicated so you need to discuss with an experienced lawyer. If you cannot locate such a lawyer in your area (not sure what part of PA you're in) call me & I can suggest for you. I can't provide a direct answer to your question. It would take a full discussion and review to provide you with intelligent advice. Good luck!!