I am in small sort and I am a sorter (meaning anything that is less than 10 lbs is what I am dealing with). I usually don't get injured but accidents happen, and knowing me it happens outside of work. I was taking my girlfriend home from the hospital and I fell and hurt my wrist on a Wednesday (after I left work early). On Thursday, I went to the Little Clinic, and they said it was sprained. I went to the hospital that night and X-rays confirmed the sprain. I was wrapped up in splint and sent home. On Friday, my full time boss sent me home when she saw the wrap on my hand. The next week I worked all of it because my full-time boss was not there (and I bagged which is easier on my wrist). There was some minor discomfort but that was it. The next Monday my boss sent me to the doctor to get cleared, and I was cleared because I had not been sorting and straining my hand. My wrist only hurts when I sort and I don't feel think it is fair to do something that might cause future strain on my wrist. When I get back they make me sort (because we "need" sorters). Now I know that since I was not injured at work, I can't go on disability (I really need the money) so I asked about me doing something else at work such as D-Bag (which is basically pushing boxes to the sorters, with less stress on my wrist). My boss said that "I can't have people request to work somewhere because they are injured (which I find funny because there are other people who have been there less time who complain about injuries and they are allowed to rack bags, get bags out of trucks or D-Bag). When I turn my wrist over (go from palms up to palms down) that is when there is the most pain. I was wondering if talking to a doctor might get me on some kind of restriction, or if my boss can put me on disability.