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Don’t try to go back to work too soon after an injury

On Behalf of | Aug 11, 2017 | Firm News, Workers' Compensation |

Suffering an injury at work is something that most people fear. This is especially true for manual laborers who rely on their income to make ends meet from one month to the next. When an injury occurs, these individuals might try to push themselves back to work as quickly as possible so that they can resume earning the money upon which they depend.

While injured workers aren’t entitled to receive the full amount of their paychecks while they heal, workers’ compensation can help them with partial wage replacement. This may enable them to meet the bare-bones bills that must be paid to keep the household afloat.

We understand that you might still be ready to get back to work because working is something that you have always done. This is noble, but you must realize that jeopardizing your recovery isn’t a wise thing to do. There is a chance that if you go back to work too soon, you might re-injure yourself and have to start the entire healing process all over again.

Workers’ compensation can help you receive the medical care that you need while you are trying to heal from your injuries. This money could make a huge difference in your finances since you won’t have to try to pay out-of-pocket for medical bills.

If you are injured at work, make sure that you find out about workers’ compensation. You will have forms to file, so make sure that you comply with the instructions on all documents you receive. It is possible to appeal a decision denying you benefits, but you must do so in a specific way. We can help you file for benefits or assist with an appeal to get your case moving forward.