Returning to work after an on-the-job injury

On Behalf of | Jan 20, 2018 | Work Injuries

There is nothing worse than the thought of suffering an on-the-job injury. If this happens, you may want to seek workers’ compensation benefits.

If you’re thinking about making your return to work after an injury, here are a few of the many questions you need to answer:

  • What happens if your company wants you to return to work before your medical team gives you clearance?
  • Do you have the option to return to work part-time?
  • Can you take more time off if you return to work, just to find that you are not yet ready?
  • What happens if your boss wants you to take on a different job than what you did in the past?

The question of when you should return to work after an injury is difficult to answer. The law encourages you to attempt to return to your job as soon as you feel up to it. Here’s why: if it doesn’t work out for any reason, you can always receive workers’ compensation again.

At our law firm, we understand that there are many problems with returning to work after an on the job injury. Unfortunately, many people in this position don’t answer the right questions, making it more difficult for them to understand their legal rights.

If you run into any issues with the workers’ compensation system, you need to gain a better understanding of what’s going on. Only then can you make decisions that will put you in position to receive the compensation you deserve, for as long as you need it.