If I Am Unable To Return To The Type Of Work I Did Before I Was Injured, What Happens?
If the injured employee cannot return to regular work and is given a light duty job at a lower wage, benefits are 2/3 of the difference between the preinjury wage and the current pay up to the maximum weekly limit. Cost of living supplements are not paid on temporary partial benefits.
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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