What Do I Need to Do to Return to Work after a Work Injury?

If your doctor releases you to return to work with or without restrictions then you should immediately contact your employer.  You should request that your doctor provide you with a copy of the written return to work document.  You should give your employer a copy, but also keep a copy for your own records.  Failing to timely contact your employer after you have been released may result in termination of your employment and your workers' compensation benefits being stopped.  It is important to keep your employer informed of changes in your doctor's orders regarding your ability to work so that it does not affect your benefits. 

Corey Walker
With over 20 years legal experience, Corey has been recognized for his work as an injury attorney.