If the authorized physician returns the employee to work with specific temporary restrictions (light duty) and the employer provides a job within the restrictions, the employee MUST return to work and attempt the light duty.
The employee may qualify for temporary disability benefits if the employer does not provide a job within the restrictions given by the authorized physician.
The authorized physician determines what duty is appropriate for the restrictions. The physician should be contacted for clarification if the employee believes the work is beyond the restrictions. Failure to report for light duty may terminate disability benefits.