What Schwartz Law Firm recommends is that you keep a diary, keep accurate information on the pain and the side effects of the pain on your job, and what the side effects result with the medication. If you cannot maintain the employment, you need to contact the nurse or doctor immediately and make an appointment, and notify your supervisor. If the employer cannot accommodate your restrictions due to pain, they will have to reinstate Workers' Compensation. However, you only have a limited amount of time to do this because the statute of limitations will run out on you. Specifically, you need to keep a diary and witnesses notes regarding the effects of the pain. If the doctor does not believe your pain, you may have to get a second opinion from a pain management specialist.
Schwartz Law Firm realizes that many clients and injured workers have residual pain that can go on very extensively. I would recommend that you first work with your healthcare providers and have them refer you to a pain specialist if need be. If you have any questions about these matters that occur at Jefferson Parish and all the cities including Harahan, Kenner, and Metairie, please call the law offices today for a consultation. We can help you navigate the system and get a resolution to the matter and give you legal advice!