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Who makes the decision as to when you return to work, occupational health or your doctor?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

Your treating doctor will make his recommendation and then occupational health will translate that into how that fits to the work that you do.
Ultimately the employer decides whether he is comfortable in letting the employee work.

In brief: Both

Your treating doctor will make his recommendation and then occupational health will translate that into how that fits to the work that you do.
Ultimately the employer decides whether he is comfortable in letting the employee work.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Both

Typically, the physician determines what you are capable of doing that is medically safe and won't exacerbate your injury (i.
e. No lifting over 10 lbs, no repetitive bending or stooping, etc.) occupational health determines if there are job modifications available at your place of work that fit the limitations set by your physician.

In brief: Both

Typically, the physician determines what you are capable of doing that is medically safe and won't exacerbate your injury (i.
e. No lifting over 10 lbs, no repetitive bending or stooping, etc.) occupational health determines if there are job modifications available at your place of work that fit the limitations set by your physician.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
If you are talking about a workman comp case, the decision is made by the physician who is handling it. Sometimes it can be a primary care doctor who accepts workman comp insurance or an occupational medicine physician who is handling it.
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