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Do I have to go back to work when the insurance company tells me to?

This is a good question with a tough answer. If your doctor returns you to light duty and if your employer offers you a job that is within those light duty restrictions, it is usually wise to go back to work. If you don’t, your benefits can get cut off. However, the employer cannot pay you less than you got in TTD. The employer cannot violate the doctor’s restrictions. And the insurance company cannot use its own IME doctor to arbitrarily say you can go back to work when your own doctor disagrees (but the insurance company often tries it anyway). If you or your doctor think you aren’t ready to go back to work but are being forced into it, call Lawrence & Associates today. We can help!

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