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  • Most private companies do not have modified or light duty for these employees. Government workers, generally, are in a better position. employers shiver, when this situation occurs. Employers are seeing an employee that will not be 100% productive, yet will have to continue to pay this employee, even if the employee is just answering the phone. I have faced a similar situation with a delivery service. Injured on the job, had neck surgery. Came back to work on light-duty status. I was told to deliver cases of anti-freeze, the first day back. The fireworks began. My supervisor was fired over this incident. Good luck.
  • I was a state employee who was injured on the job. I ended up having knee surgery, sholder surgery, and 4 proceedures on my hand. I was released to go back to work with limited restrictions but was terminated to to the fact I could not lift no more then 5 lbs. per dr. orders. Even though I could of been assigned to an office posistion I was told it would not be possible.
    • lavendery1
      In Calfiornia if that were to happen, you could file a 132-A against the ER. I don't know what state you're in, but I would seriously consider researching that for your state and seeing if there is something you can do, because that is not usually OK.
  • Some companys will make a position avaliable to you, only so that they dont have to pay for Workmanscomp. good luck * california
  • No, the employer does not have to provide mod duties. When that happens, the IW will then be totally off work and receive appropriate benefits. However, if the employer does have mod duty available and the IW doesn't want to do it, they will lose their WC benefits.
  • probably but sonne dont

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