I cannot return to my former employment because of my work restrictions. Do I have to look for a new job?

Generally, yes. If you have permanent restrictions and your employer is unable to accommodate those restrictions, you will generally be required to look for a new job in order to receive ongoing wage loss benefits. If you do not conduct a diligent job search, the workers’ compensation insurance company will deny your claim for ongoing wage loss benefits. Contact us if you have been assigned permanent restrictions to learn about your rights and your obligations.