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Work Comp modified duty not accommodated by employer?
Hi everyone! Dustin here from lawatyourside.com.
The question I want to answer today is – if you’ve been sent back to work on modified duty after suffering a work-related injury but your employer doesn’t have any modified duties available, what do you do?
And the answer is you're then considered to be temporarily disabled. Meaning, if they can't provide you modified duties and you can go back to work working modified duties, then you could stay off of work, and they'll still be required to pay you temporary disability benefits.
As I said in the past video, temporary disability benefits are two-thirds of your average weekly wage. So you'll be entitled to that until you’ve recovered as much as you can to a point where you can go back to work. So that’s the scenario that happens for you if they cannot accommodate your work restrictions.
So hopefully that helps you and I’ll see you in the next video. Thanks for watching.
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