Philadelphia, PA asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania

Q: Can my employer force me 2 work on light duty 4 another company or entity if they can't provide work 4 my restrictions?

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Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hazleton, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: You cannot be "forced" to do anything. However, if work within your restrictions are available and you refuse that work your entitlement to wage loss benefits may be reduced or even eliminated based upon refusing that work. That is true whether the work is being provided by your employer or through an outside company.

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Mark A. Buterbaugh
Mark A. Buterbaugh
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Carlisle, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: They are permitted to provide work within your restrictions. At a different entity as well. Failing to to that light duty would put your wage loss benefits in jeopardy.

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