Tag Archives: Suffolk County Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Can I Work Even if I’m On Workers Compensation?

You should always try any work that your employer offers. However, keep in mind that you can never be mandated to go back to your job beyond the limitations that your doctor sets for you.

Try Reasonable Employment

You must try certain work known as “reasonable employment” or “favored work” when it is offered by your employer. If you do not try this work, you might have to give up your right to wage loss benefits. This work if offered is within your medical limitations.

Know Your Limits Due to Your Work Injury

If, at some point, you are unable to work or you experience pain, stop what you are doing and inform your supervisor. You have the right to go see a doctor or go home. Employers will often provide work for you that can go beyond your medical limitations or made to harm you. The employer's goal is that you will stop working...
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The Temporary Disability Benefit Guide

When it comes to classifying the types of damages, a Suffolk County Workers’ Compensation lawyer will look at the extent of the damage caused by the accident. They also look at the possibility of a full recovery from an accident.

Two Classifications of Disability

The classifications range between permanent and temporary disability. Temporary disability is damage sustained from an accident that renders the employee unable to fulfill their responsibilities at work for a certain period. While the employee is recovering from such an injury, wages are lost because of the need to recover instead of work.

Temporary Disability Benefits

Temporary disability benefits come into play here. Employers should compensate their employees for lost wages due to temporary disability. While the employee is unable to work because they are busy recovering and receiving treatment, they lose out on earnings. The employer remedies these lost wages. Temporary Disability benefits divide into two classifications. These classifications vary depending...
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