Workers Comp and Vacation time

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  1. gfbsm

    gfbsm New Member

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    I was injured at work and filed a claim. Everything went well and I had the surgery. Now I am on a light duty restriction for 6 weeks. My employer states they don't have enough light duty for 8 hours per day (maybe 2 or 3 hrs a day). The WC insurance company says it will pay for the time I don't work... no problems. However, my employer is telling me I have to use my accrued vacation time first because it has to be used by the end of the year. They say if I choose to get paid by the insurance company, I have to forfeit my vacation time. Can they do this? My view is, I have a work related injury and I can't return to my regular job for 6 weeks so how can they take that earned benefit away? I think I should be able to use my vacation time AND still get reimburshed from the insurance company.
    Thank you in advance for any insight you can offer.
     
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    Patricia_Young New Member

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    In Illinois, yes they may because there is no law that says they can't. Are you on intermittent FMLA by any chance?
     
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    travelvacation New Member

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    hi

    you should contact work injury compensation lawyer to get the right information
     
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    He got the right information. Can you show me a law that proves me wrong?

    OP, I ask again, are you on FMLA?
     
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