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Light Duty and Medical Visit Reimbursement
It is a common misconception among employers is that you are not entitled to be paid during the time taken off for medical visits related to your injury after your employer has put you on light duty. If you are assigned to light duty as a result of an injury at work, you may be entitled to reimbursement for time off work due to medical visits. According to Indiana Code Title 22-3-3-4, your employer is required to reimburse you if any medical visits result in time lost at work. Your reimbursement is based on the calculated average of your daily earnings over a fixed period of time. As long as you attend the physician authorized by your employer, your employer is legally required to pay you for the time lost at work due to your medical appointments.