When can an employee return to work after an injury?
A treating physician makes the determination regarding an injured worker’s ability to return to work. An employee may be released to return to either modified duty or full duty. If released to modified duty, MPA will confirm with the City whether modified duty is available. The treating physician should provide the employee with a work status slip, which will state the disability status, any off-work days, any medical restrictions and the duration of those restrictions.

If the work status slip is unclear or missing completely, contact the MPA Return to Work Coordinator for assistance getting the information.

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1. Where does an employee go for medical treatment?
2. Who pays for the medical treatment? Are there deductibles or co-pays?
3. Do I need to fill out the claim form (DWC-1) my employer gave me?
4. How do I get my medication authorized?
5. If an employee misses work time to attend medical treatment appointments, does he/she get paid under workers’ compensation?
6. When can an employee return to work after an injury?
7. Do I get reimbursed for mileage to my medical appointments, and how much?
8. If my claim is delayed, how long does my employer/MPA have to make a decision?
9. What is the Information and Assistance (I&A) Officer, and how do I contact them?