My husband has now been home on workmans comp. for 7 months. The whole sorbid story is here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=404180 About a week ago DH saw the new doctor that workmans comp. wanted him to see. This new doctor said basically the same thing as our internist did - that DH can go back to work, full-time, but in an office situation only. That means no answering calls or otherwises putting himself in danger in his job as a police officer. They won't release him to go back to his old duties as a patrol supervisor until he's off of the blood thinners and his blood clots are resolved. Whereas before the city bugged the tar outta him about when he could come back to work, now they are dragging their feet about getting him back. The WC nurse called this morning and told us that the mayor has sent a letter to the doctor wanting more info. Knowing this dang city the way I do I'm pretty sure they are just trying to keep DH out of work until the 3 month period on the family leave medical act runs out, forcing him to retire. DH is a good cop and well respected in town, but he won't buy into the good ol' boy system of the current administration; so the powers that be want him gone. It's my understanding (of WC laws) that if he's been released by the workmans comp. doctor to go back to work, the city must find him a position in the office, even if it means putting one of the useless individuals that hangs around the office all day out on the streets temporarily. Am I right? DH will not retain a lawyer, except as a last resort, so that's out of the question at this time.