When involved in a worker's compensation accident, many clients ask whether or not the employer has an obligation to hold their job while they are unable to work. That question is asked of me quite often, and the answer is no. There is no obligation for the employer to keep your job available. The employer can fill the job if you are unable to perform it, and they do not have to hire you back. The claim would be the responsibility of the worker's compensation carrier and that company would have to pay you benefits for up to 10 years. There are many other aspects of these workers' compensation claims that become complicated. This is a broad, general answer, but there are many specifics that need to be addressed. Please call the Schwartz Law Firm today to address any questions or concerns you have regarding the availability of your employment after you are released from worker's comp. We focus on Metairie, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and all Louisiana cases!
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