yes they can and will probably fire you.
You should still be collecting workmans comp if the doctor hasn't released you back to work. Workmans Compensation is an insurance that your employer bought. You can't collect unemployment if you haven't been released back to work from the doctor. You have to be ABLE to work to collect unemployment.
In the state of Indiana, you still will receive workmans compensation after being terminated from your job. You will receive workmans compensation until the doctor releases you.
Contact the doctor first to let him know of your plan.
An accident report required by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry to be completed by the employer is to be done within 15 days of the date in injury. The employee has 120 days to provide notice of the work related injury to the employer. The doctor has to file the LIBC-9 when he wants to be paid.
It is not illegal for your employer to ask who your doctor is. It is illegal for your doctor to give out your information without your consent. Many places of employement require a letter of recent phyical as a requirement of employment. The doctor's signature would be on the form.
Your medical files cannot be released by your personal physician without your written permission.
No they can not if you have a letter from doctor
You need to get back in touch with your worker's compensation doctor. If you have already been released from the worker comp doctor, you should talk to your employer first.
HIPAA prohibits your employer from contacting your doctor directly. The emplopyer can comple YOU to get the info from your doctor or can hire a doctopr to contact your doc.