If you were hurt at work and have an accepted workers compensation claim, the insurance company will look for a way to pressure you into a new job within your work restrictions. This may be a modified version of your previous job, or a completely new type of job with different responsibilities and tasks. Such a position is referred to as a light duty job.
Taking a light duty job may affect the workers’ compensation benefits you receive. Your employer may be able to stop your temporary total disability benefits if you take the light duty job. As you can see, the decision to accept a light duty job offer is an important one. You must know your legal rights.
Workers compensation lawyer Corey Pollard has helped hundreds of injured workers push through the Virginia workers compensation system and get the money and benefits they deserve. Call 804-251-1620, 757-810-5614, or fill out the form to your right to see if you have a case.