After you have been injured at your job, you have taken every precaution to work with your employer and get the maximum benefit out of your workers’ compensation plan. However, now you face an even bigger challenge as you are closing in on getting your medical clearance and preparing to return to your job. At Matt Fendon Law Group, we are committed to helping injured and disabled workers in Arizona to get the compensation and support they deserve following a work-related accident.
If you have not already asked your employer about whether or not they have a return to work incentive, now is the time to do so. This type of program is a step-by-step process that provides support as you transition back into your previous responsibilities. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may require permanent accommodations in order to be able to do your job effectively and safely. If your injury was relatively minor, temporary modifications may be made until you are able to resume your previously assigned responsibilities.
According to the Department of Labor, you may experience many disheartening consequences from a work-related injury including lower self-esteem, reduced financial income and growing concerns about being away from your job for too long. Likewise, you may be suffering from the social aspect of not seeing your colleagues every day. A return to work program can benefit you by giving you support as you work to regain your strength and independence. Likewise, your employer can benefit from your skills without having to look for a new employee or provide training to someone filling in for you while you are disabled. With the help of a return to work program, you may be better incentivized to try your hardest and thus expedite your process to healing and recovery.
When you understand the benefits of participating in a return to work program under the direction of your employer, you may be able to more effectively put the consequences of your injury behind you. For more information, if you have been injured at work, visit our web page.