The insurance company will sometimes get the employer to offer "light duty" work so they can avoid paying lost wage checks or Temporary Total Disability (TTD) to you.  Generally speaking, you should try to perform the light duty work, as long as the work offered is "reasonable".  The employer should not ask you to perform any duties that are beyond your doctor's work restrictions.

Have additional questions about work restrictions or Indiana work injury cases? Read the Indiana Workers Comp FAQs for answers to Indiana worker's compensation and workplace accident questions.

About Charles A. Carlock, Indiana Workers Compensation Attorney

Since 1993, Charlie has been helping Hoosiers injured at work. After a work injury, inform your employer. Then, contact Charlie. He’ll guide you through next steps and work to get you fairly compensated. Call or email now.