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Should I Go Back to Work After an Injury on the Job?

Understanding Your Rights After a Workplace Injury

Many people feel the pressure to return to work quickly after an accident. Unfortunately returning to work too early can prolong your recovery and even make certain conditions worse. In order to protect yourself, it is important to know your rights after an injury on the job, including if and when you should return to work.

At Freeburn Law, we are here for you. If you have suffered a workplace injury, our attorneys will fight to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your case. We represent individuals in both workers’ compensation and personal injury matters. If you were injured on the job, contact our office at (717) 777-7777 for a free case evaluation. 

Returning to Work After Being Injured on the Job

If you are injured on the job, you may be eager to return to work, but you should wait until you have been cleared by a doctor. Returning to work before you are ready can have a detrimental impact on your health and well-being. It may make it more difficult for you to recover from your injuries. 

You should not feel pressure from your employer to return, and you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits while you are recovering. The best way to ensure that you receive full benefits is to contact a workers’ compensation attorney. An attorney can make sure that you receive the compensation you need so that you do not have to return to work before you are physically or mentally ready.

Things to Consider Before Returning to Work

There are several things you should consider before returning to work after an on-the-job. First and foremost, it is essential to be cleared by your doctor. In some cases, your doctor may recommend that you return to work with restrictions. Follow these recommendations. Do not try to take on more than you can handle.

If your doctor cleared you to return to work, but you do not agree that you have sufficiently recovered from your injuries, you can seek a second opinion. You should not return to work if you feel that you are unable to perform your job because of your injury. Workers’ compensation is designed to allow you to take off the time you need to fully recover.

What Should I Do Before Returning to Work

You should always consult with an attorney before returning to work if you were injured on the job. An attorney can help you understand your rights and file a claim for workers’ compensation. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied or you do not believe that you are receiving your full benefits, an attorney can help you pursue legal remedies. 

When you do return to work after being cleared by a doctor, you should always follow all recommendations and restrictions. It is within your power to request reasonable accommodations based on your injuries and your needs. 

Hiring a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Were you injured on the job and are being forced to return to work before you are ready? Contact our office at (717) 777-7777 for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. At Freeburn Law, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured parties throughout Pennsylvania. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

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