How Do I Get Back to Work After I’m Injured on the Job?By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on October 23, 2012 | In Workplace Injury
On-the-job injuries happen every day in workplaces across California. Some of these injuries are minor, but others require workers to take days or even months off of work to recover.
Many people who are hurt on the job have only one question: “When can I get back to work?” The answer, according to the California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), is “it depends.” If you must take time off work, workers’ compensation benefits may help make up the difference in lost wages while you heal.
If your doctor says you may work but you need accommodations for your injury, your employer may provide those accommodations. The accommodations you need will depend on what kinds of injuries you’ve suffered. For instance, some workers need shorter work hours while they heal, while others may need help lifting objects or climbing stairs.
Along with your doctor, your manager or employer and the workers’ compensation claims administrator have a say in when you return to work and what work you do. You or your attorney may communicate with them in order to discuss the best situation for you and your health.
If you’ve been injured on the job in California and you’re having trouble getting the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve, please don’t hesitate to contact an experienced California workers’ compensation lawyer at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office. We can help you with every step of the process, so you can get well and get back to work. Call us today at (800) 438-7734 for a free consultation.