Does workers comp pay for time off work for physical therapy or doctor's visit?
Question Details: I was injured on the job. My employer does not contest. Workmans Comp is paying for all doctor's visits and PT. I was told I must make these medical visits while off the clock. Is this correct?
I am a lawyer in CT and practice in this area of the law. I would consult your employee handbook, but you should not be required to make the PT visits off the clock if you cannot do so as a result of the doctor's schedules coupled with your work schedule. Plus, the employer cannot fire you in good faith for going to these appointment as it would be a violation of public policy. I suggest trying to work a schedule with the PT office that does not interfere with work to the best of your ability but let the employer know that sometimes you will not have a choice.
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