SEVEN MISTAKES YOU CAN AVOID WHEN INJURED ON THE JOB – PART 5
Authored by: Richard H. Irwin, Esq., Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist
#7. RETURN TO WORK – If you can, return to work following your injury. In the majority of cases, a Worker’s Compensation settlement will not make up for the permanent loss of a job. This does not mean that a Workers’ Compensation case is not worth pursuing. Likewise, returning to work does not mean that you can’t pursue a Workers’ Compensation claim – many times injured workers return to work, yet still obtain a settlement that pays them Workers’ Compensation benefits, even when they have returned to work.
Don’t make the mistake of believing you cannot or should not return to work to enhance your Workers’ Compensation matter. This may only lead to bigger problems and could ultimately lead to the unemployment line.