Returning to Work While Receiving Workers Comp
- Posted on: Mar 8 2017
An injury at work can leave you in pain, confused, and uncertain what to do moving forward. While a Brooklyn workers’ compensation claim can help you stay on your feet financially as you recover, you’re probably left with a few questions about what you should do when you’re ready to head back to the job.
Going back to work while still receiving treatment for your injury can seem like a messy time. Luckily, we can help you better understand what you should do and what will be expected from you.
What Should You Do When You’re Ready to Return to Work?
If you’re injury isn’t too severe, you’ll probably be back on your feet relatively shortly. While you may be nervous that returning to the job may hurt you, getting up and active can actually help you make a full recovery faster.
When you feel like you’re ready to return to work, reach out to your attorney or your case representation and let them know you’d like to head back to your position. They can help you alert the insurance provider and the Workers’ Compensation Board.
You’ll also want to reach out to your old supervisor or manager. Let them know the extent of your treatment, your limitations, and what time you may need to take off for appointments.
Receiving Benefits and Treatment While Back at Work
Going back to work does not mean you need to end your treatment or that you’re no longer entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. If you need to miss days of work because of appointments, you can still get these days covered under workers’ compensation insurance.
If you’ve been demoted or had to take a pay decrease because of the limitations of your injury, you can file to receive the “reduced earnings” benefit. This benefit will cover the missing cost.
An injury in the workplace can be serious, but with the right treatment and care you’ll be back on your feet in no time. If you are ready to see a chiropractor for treatment, contact Dr. Jeff Mollins, D.C. today to schedule an appointment.
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