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Should I Go Back to Work if I Sustained an Injury?

When someone is injured on the job and is looking to obtain workers compensation, they often wonder whether or not they should go back to work.  What many people do not know is that is your employer offers you light work that is within the restrictions placed on you by your doctor, you must accept it or you will not be eligible for workers compensation.  This is the basis of the recent Appellate Court decision:

North v. New Venture Gear

The court found that since the claimant did not accept his employer’s offer of light duty; he was voluntarily removing himself from the labor market and therefore was not eligible for compensation.