Do I Have To Look For A New Job If I On A Doctor’s Work Restrictions?
Yes, you should always remember that your main goal is to return to work.
If you are able to do some type of work after your injury, even if it is different than your regular job, you are required look for available work. The law demands that you make a “good faith effort” at obtaining a job.
As you know, finding a job in this economy is very difficult. Under the workers’ compensation statute, the insurance company may have to assist you with your search.
You may be entitled to vocational rehabilitation services. A vocational rehabilitation program and counselor will determine the type of jobs that you are able to perform, prepare you for the job, and help you line up employment.