5.19.15 – (LAA/LUS) Workers Comp – Clearing for Duty


May 19, 2015

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Worker’s Compensation – iod@apfa.org

When a Flight Attendant on IOD (Injury on Duty) visits the worker’s comp physician, the doctor then sends a report to the insurance carrier indicating whether or not the Flight Attendant can return to work.

There are several terminologies the worker’s comp physician will use to describe the Flight Attendant’s work status for example: “return to work with light duty,” “restricted duty,” or “full duty with no restrictions.” The doctor may also state “no work at all.” (These doctors also treat non-airline employees, therefore, they are not familiar with the fact that AA does not offer “light duty” or “restricted duty” for Flight Attendants.)

Q: If the doctor writes “light duty” or “restricted duty” on the paperwork after my doctor’s visit, since AA doesn’t offer either light or restricted duty, am I cleared to work?”
A: No. If a doctor writes “restricted duty” or “light duty” this indicates to AA that the Flight Attendant has not been cleared for duty.

If you have further questions, please contact the IOD Department at iod1@apfa.org (LAA) or lushealthiod@apfa.org (LUS).

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