If you have recently been injured while at work, you might be anxious to get back on the job. Along with potentially being bored from sitting around and not working, you might be feeling the financial pinch from being home.
However, you should never try to jump back into work right away. Instead, consider working with a work injury lawyer to ensure that you handle things the right way.
Get the Money You Need for Now
If the main reason that you are looking to return to work is because of money, you might be doing it for the wrong reason. Some people try to go back to work before they should actually do so simply because they need to start bringing in a paycheck again. This can cause you to re-injure yourself or can prevent you from healing properly. Plus, it can cause issues if you have a workers’ compensation case or personal injury case. Your attorney can help you get the compensation that you need now so that you don’t have to return to the job before you are physically ready to.
Ease Back In
Depending on your situation, you may need to ease yourself back into work. For example, you might need to return on light duty for a while rather than immediately jumping back into your old job. By working with your doctor, your lawyer and your employer, you can come up with a plan that will allow you to return to work without putting yourself at too much risk of injury. Plus, your lawyer will help ensure that your employer abides by this plan.
As you can see, a work injury lawyer can assist you in returning to work. If this is something that you need help with, or if you are dealing with another personal injury issue, contact us to find out how we can assist you.