I am a home nurse and I fell at work the other day. I went to the dr. and he says I have a torn rotator cuff and strained muscles. He put me on modified work duties. Unfortunately, there is nothing in my job that I can do that can be modified. So, my case manager told me in order to still get paid (half pay), I had to stand out on the street corner with a sign for my company's services. It is 30-35 degrees where I live in the day time. Not to mention, I can barely stand up from the back and shoulder pain. Is this right for them to make me do this? I am involved in a workers comp case, but I dont think I should have to stand out in the cold with a sign on a street corner for the hours I would normally be working in a client's home.Answer Question
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Answer by IraqiVetWife at 12:37 PM on Dec. 9, 2010
where I work if it is modified duty the employer can assign you any work that you are considered able to do.
I thought this^ was true as well. I know nurses that I work with who have experienced injuries at work and come back light duty answer phones, sharpen pencils, run specimens, fold linen and just help as needed. I'd think holding a sign all day would not be conducive to healing a torn RC.
Answer by Sisteract at 12:47 PM on Dec. 9, 2010