Even though the idea of getting back to work as soon as possible after your injury can be appealing, it is best to stay away from the job until your doctor fully clears you to go back to work.
There are a few potential issues that you can run into if you attempt to go back to work before your doctor says you are ready. The first and most obvious one is that you can injure yourself or find yourself in a lot of pain throughout the workday. Even though you might want to keep your job and start bringing home a paycheck again, your health really is more important.
Plus, if you return to work now, you might jeopardize your claim through worker’s compensation. It might be decided that if you are well enough to return to work right now, then you might not have ever been seriously injured at all.
You should also know that your employer is not allowed to encourage you to come back to work before you are medically released and can not threaten that your job is going to be given to someone else if you don’t return before you are ready.
Luckily, if you have found yourself in this situation, a good team of personal injury attorneys can help you. If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer who you can trust, contact us at Heuser & Heuser, LLP so that we can look over your case and provide you with the legal advice and assistance that you need.