You can’t return to work until your doctor provides you with a medical certificate stating that you are able to perform either some or all of your work activities. What you can do Contact your state or territory workers compensation authority. Safety & accidents Related Topics/Questions: Can my employer sack me if I refuse to work in an unsafe environment? How do I stay safe at work? What is workers compensation? Am I covered? What should I do if I injure myself at work? Will I still get paid if I take time off because of a workplace injury?