If I Am Unable To Return To The Type Of Work I Did Before I Was Injured, What Happens?
- Ninety consecutive calendar days elapse from the acceptance of the special assignment.
- Your physician/chiropractor indicates you have permanent restrictions that will prevent you from returning to your regular job.
- Appropriate modified duty tasks are no longer available.
- You are released to full duty.
- Your claim for workers` compensation benefits is denied.
Employees must respond to a modified duty job offer within 24 hours when possible, but not later than 3 days. Exceptional circumstances will allow up to 7 days for a response. The insurer will discontinue compensation benefits if an employee does not accept a modified duty position that is approved by their physician and is within 25 miles of the original position.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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- How Do I Know If My Employer Is Covered By Workers' Compensation?
- What Workers' Compensation Benefits Am I Entitled To?
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- When Will My Benefits Begin And How Much Will They Be?
- My Employer Has Denied My Claim, What Do I Do?