Rick Shapiro and Randy Appleton, two Virginia Beach workers' compensation attorneys, discuss a situation that may arise after an injured worker starts receiving workers' comp benefits - when to go back to work. Some employees have been "directed" to come back to work by their employer. Let's be clear - your employer cannot force you to come back to work and resume all of your previous work responsibilities. However, if your employer has a job that is within your medical restrictions, you generally have a duty to do that job so you can mitigate your damages.
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