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Old 11.06.2017, 17:01
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Re: How long for a professional accident? (give your opinion)

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.... or ask the employer for tasks that allow you to rest the afflicted part.
That's a good point! Certainly first see your doctor again. And if you are afraid of losing your job, then ask the doctor what kinds of work you could still do. Your employer might prefer to have you at work on light duty (if that is, in fact, reasonable at all given your injury) than not seeing you.

It seems to me that, if you are wanting to regain the use of your hand, and wanting to keep your job, you are going to have to work in close cooperation with the doctor and your employer.

By the way, here's some more advice: Document everything.
If your injury is short-lived, it won't matter much how you do things, but if this is something that may drag on, then get your paperwork clear from the start.
Obtain a so-called Accident Number. Usually, the medical insurance will issue this.
Write down how and when each step happened, whom you saw when, keep a log of today's phonecall to your boss and write down what he said, take photos, keep photocopies of your doctor's certificates, understand to what extent and until when your wages will continue to be paid.
Make a file or book and keep everything to do with this accident together.
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