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Returning to Work After a Workplace Injury

If you’re injured in a workplace slip and fall, machinery accident, or any other incident, you may need to take some time off work to heal and recover. When you are ready to return to work, you need to do so in a way that supports your financial life and your health.


At Flaxman Law Group, our father-son attorney team has seen far too many cases where an injured worker returned to a job too early because of financial or workplace pressure. In many cases, such situations result in re-injury, health complications, and even greater financial losses. If you don’t feel you’re getting the benefits you should after a work injury or are worried about your financial future following an on-the-job injury or occupation illness, contact Flaxman Law Group for a consultation. Let’s talk about what can be possible in your situation.

Returning to Work After an Occupational Illness or Workplace Injury

When you’re ready to return to work, follow these tips to make the transition as safe and smooth as possible.

  • Work with your doctor. Always wait for full clearance from your doctor before returning to work. And if you feel pushed back to work before you have healed, seek a second opinion or consult with a workers’ injury attorney in your area. Returning to work too early can set your healing back and result in new injuries.
  • Understand the risks. When you speak with your doctor about returning to work, make sure you’re clear about what activities you can do and which ones you should avoid. Clarify what symptoms you should be looking out for—anything that could indicate you’re overdoing it—and what you should do if you experience these symptoms. Get everything in writing so you have a clear plan.
  • Take it easy. Of course you want to make a great impression at work and get your career back on track, but take it easy when you return to work. Don’t overwork or go beyond what your doctor has recommended.
  • Make sure you’re getting your benefits. If you were injured on the job, you are generally entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, whether you’re employed in Florida or in Colorado (or another other state). Your benefits may continue if you can’t return to work duties and you are earning less than before your injury.
  • Get occupational support if you need it. An occupational therapist can show you how to perform work duties safely and how to adapt to work with your injury.
  • Know your rights. Sometimes, workers are pushed back into work or pressured to take on duties that can aggravate their injuries. Some employees find they face demotion, loss of a job, and other retaliatory measures after a work injury. If you’re not being treated fairly or if you’re not getting the benefits you deserve, contact a workers’ compensation attorney for a consultation.

If you’re in South Florida or in Colorado and have been injured at work, contact Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 as soon as possible after your injury for a consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer. The reality is that many hard-working and loyal employees find their work lives forever changed after a workplace injury or serious diagnosis, and they’re not always fairly treated. Make sure you get the benefits you need to get good medical care and rebuild your life. Work with the father-son attorney team at Flaxman Law Group to make sure you protect your rights.

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