What happens if an injured worker declines a valid job offer?
If an injured worker declines a valid job offer, out of workers compensation will end. If the employer offers a return-to-work position that pays less than the workers’ time-loss compensation rate, the worker will likely be eligible for partial compensation to make up the difference. This benefit is based on a comparison of the pre-injury wage less than the actual wages earned through a return to work and pays 67% of the difference, up to a state-wide cap on compensation or the time compensation rate, whichever is less.
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