How soon should I return to work after filing workers’ compensation?

It is important to listen to the advice of your doctor or medical professional when it comes to questions of physical ability. Workers’ compensation is designed to help you after an injury, but returning to work before your doctor thinks it appropriate can lead to more injuries and potentially negate the benefits that workers’ compensation provided in the first place. Make sure you provide your employer with your doctor’s diagnosis and keep your records up to date.

If you have any questions pertaining to workers’ compensation and your rights as a worker, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of Law Office of Sam Scudder, by calling (252) 222-0227 today.