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I understand your situation and I hope you are recovering from your medical situation. Unfortunately, they could fire you for this as you were on leave and should not have acted in an employment capacity. The patient and her daughter would clearly get the impression you were in the position of authority. The other issue in Florida, employment is at will so they can fire you at any time with or without cause. This should not affect your eligibility for worker's compensation since the injury occurred prior to this. I'm happy to talk by phone for an additional charge if you like.