If your doctor does not feel you need any work restrictions and you disagree—find a new doctor. If you can get the doctor to refer you to a specialist, this may be the best option. (See choosing a new doctor here
. If your employer offers you light duty work that can be done within the restrictions that your doctor prescribes, then you must attempt to perform the light duty work or risk losing your TTD payments. If your employer offers you light duty work that is within your written restrictions provided by your doctor, you must make a good faith effort to perform the work. If, after giving the work a valid attempt, you find that it is too painful or fear it will cause irreparable damage—STOP. You are not required to injure yourself to prove that the work was too much. Consult with your doctor immediately to see if the restrictions need to be adjusted based on what you are experiencing. However, do not simply walk away without consulting with your doctor and/or your employer about your concerns. If the light duty work offered exceeds the restrictions from your doctor, you should consult with your employer to see if there is any light duty work available that you can perform within the restrictions from your doctor. You do not need to accept work that is clearly outside of your restrictions from your doctor. If you are unsure, have your employer provide a written description of the light duty work that you can give to your doctor to review and have your doctor give an opinion on whether you are able to perform the job as written.