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Doctor Changed My Status from No Work to Light Duty, does TTD Stop?
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Hi. I have been on workers compensation and the doctor had placed me on no work from the beginning of my injury. My recent visit last week was with a specialist(first visit) and he changed my status to "sedentary work only", start date to begin that day. I have provided the doctors note to my supervisor and HR personnel by email. In CA are you required to show up immediately after the doctor changes work status, even when they don't have a sedentary job assigned? Or do I wait for them to offer me a position?

I've also come to find out that my adjuster issued a duty certification for no work that expired on the day I had an appointment with the specialist who placed me on light duty. My question is does the TTD stop between when the specialist changed my status to light duty up until they find a position for me? Or do they normally continue the TTD pay, do I receive no pay, or will they force me to use my own time (I hope this is not the case)?
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#2

Until the employer notifies you that they are able to provide employment within your medical restrictions, you are entitled continuing temporary total disability payments unless the new restrictions are permanent.

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(02-22-2022, 03:04 PM)1171 Wrote:  Until the employer notifies you that they are able to provide employment within your medical restrictions, you are entitled continuing temporary total disability payments unless the new restrictions are permanent.

Thanks 1171.
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Yes. According to the law, doctor can recommend light duty for a physical impairment. Light duty work is any work which does not aggravate injury or illness to the point where it impairs the employee's ability to perform his or her regular duties. The employee cannot earn more than 1/2 of the employee's average weekly wage during the incapacity period. There is no requirement that the doctor have a certain specialty, but the doctor should have knowledge of the employee's condition and the employee's job.
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