What should I know about returning to work after an injury?

When an employee has to miss work because they were injured on the job, they may collect workers compensation benefits. However, these employees often have a lot of uncertainties about returning to work when they feel they are able to do so. When it comes time to address these matters, it may be a good idea to consult with a workers’ compensation attorney who can ensure you are not violating any laws.

One common question is whether individuals can still obtain medical treatment for the injury after they have gone back to work. If you still require medical treatment after returning to work, you may ask to be compensated for the cost of travel to appointments and the cost of medications you are prescribed. There may also be situations in which you may be able to go back to work but still need a few days off here and there because of your injury. It is important to note that you can receive workers’ compensation benefits for these days that are referred to as “Intermittent Lost Time.” Keep in mind that you have to inform the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board as well as your insurer.

If you have questions about going back to work after a workplace injury, contact our firm today.

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.