if light duty isn't available, do you stay off full time?
3 Answers from Attorneys
Probably, depends upon what the doctor recommends.
If you are under a Virginia Workers Compensation AWARD, then the insurer would have to continue to pay you weekly compensation benefits unless a job can be found for you within your work restrictions.
Your question does not provide enough information. The answer to your question depends largely upon whether or not you have an active award from the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission. If you do, then the answer to your question may be yes. If you do not have an award, then you have certain responsibilities to look for light duty work. This is a very tricky legal area and you need to consult an experienced and knowledgeable Virginia attorney.