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If I Am Unable To Return To The Type Of Work I Did Before I Was Injured, What Happens?

The Worker`s Compensation Act provides incentives to the employer and employee to return to work as soon as possible. If the employee is partially disabled, that is, able to work light duty or for limited hours, Temporary Partial Disability (TPD) compensation is paid to help make up the difference between light duty wages and the employee`s pre­injury wage. Ind. Code 22­3­3­9. No TPD is paid if light duty wages exceed the statutory maximum average weekly wage. Be aware that if you refuse reasonable and accommodating employment within your medical restrictions, your benefits may be suspended.

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