If you have been injured at work and your doctor has released to do a lighter job, your employer is not required to offer you work. Many employers have light duty programs wherein they will offer modified work duties but this is not required by State Law.
Failure to return to work when offered a light duty job may result in suspension of Workers’ Compensation payments. Even if the light duty job offered by your employer is at a lower pay rate or for fewer hours than you are normally used to working at your regular job, you should not refuse that position.
If offered a light duty job, specific action should be taken.
If you have been injured at work and reside in the Capital District area of New York State, we would be happy to discuss your case with you.