You have been injured while you were working at your job in Missouri and are now faced with the challenges of overcoming your physical limitations so you can return to work. At The Law Office of Michael J. Joshi, we are experienced in providing injured workers with guidance as they prepare to resume their responsibilities.
Contrary to what you may have heard, you should not need to wait until you are 100% cleared to actually go back to work. You may need to be medically cleared and pass a series of requirements from your employer to resume your previous responsibilities, but your employer should be working with you to expedite your return to work. This could look different for you depending on the industry you work in, the day-to-day tasks of your job, how serious your injury was and the resources available to both you and your employer. Some examples of how your work could be modified to address your new limitations include the option to telecommute or participate in other responsibilities until you have the capacity to resume your previous tasks.
According to dwd.wisconsin.gov, another resource your employer may be able to provide to you is transitional training. This resource can help you to redevelop the skills and strengths that you will need to once again be effective in your job. This resource can also function as a support in expediting your recovery as you implement the exercises recommended to you throughout each therapy session.
When you are aware of your options for returning to work, you may be able to fully utilize your workers’ compensation benefits so that you can return to work as soon as possible. For more information if you have been injured at work, visit our web page.