06-16-2012, 09:31 PM
My girlfriend tripped & sprained her ankle at work this week. It is a workman's compensation claim & her doctor's orders are to return to work under light duty that is sit or sit & stand only. She works at a nursing facility as a CNA. Their light duty assignment is to go from room to room speaking with patients. Now this facility is 8 floors high and requires a lot of walking to get around which is completely against the doctor's orders. Now her ankle pain is flaring up. She told her supervisor & the response she got is to either go sit down & ice her ankle or go home. Are they violating the doctor's orders & what should she be doing about it?