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Medco-14: Return To Work With Restrictions

01.30.17

Important distinction between being “temporary and totally disabled” and being “released to work with restrictions.”

If you are “temporary and totally disabled” you may be entitled to temporary total disability compensation.

If: 1.)  you have been released to work with restrictions and 2.) your employer offers you a “Written Light Duty Job Offer” 3.) and the light duty offered is compatible with the work restrictions listed on the Medco-14, you must take the offer.

Now if you go to work and you cannot do the work, do not unilaterally decide to work quit working, instead go to your doctor and have your doctor take you off work.

SIMPLE BREAKDOWN

If you unilaterally stop working, you will not be entitled to compensation. If your doctor certifies you temporarily and totally disabled you may be entitled to compensation. Its that simple.

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