Returning to work after an injury can be challenging, and in most cases, employers are not required to hold your job for you to return. While you are out, it’s important to keep in contact with your employer to stay up to date with your job status and potential return date.
Before returning to work, it’s essential that you have received clearance from your health care provider, and you have been in contact with your employer to discuss return options and any medical restrictions you may now have. When your medical provider has cleared you to return to work, you must inform your employers’ workers’ compensation insurer as well.
After returning to work, remember that reasonable accommodation may be available to you! If your work-related injury has caused significant limitations to your abilities, speak to your employer about your options. Also, if you must take more time off for your work-related injury, be it related issues or ongoing treatment, keep careful record as you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits called intermittent lost time! When receiving ongoing treatment for your workplace injury, you may also be eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses, prescription expenses and more. Consult with your attorney or your employer’s insurance to see what is available to you.
Remember that discrimination is illegal! If you feel you are being unfairly treated due to your injury, filing a claim, or time taken off to heal, contact the Workers’ Compensation Board office nearest to you and ask them about a discrimination claim.
If you’ve been injured at work, contact our team today to discuss your worker’s compensation claim or questions you may have about the process! Our experienced attorneys can provide you with answers about important factors of your claim and will keep you informed of your situation! Request your free initial consultation today!