Getting hurt at work can certainly throw a wrench into your daily workings. Often, these injuries are severe and may be life changing permanently. While your employer and their attorneys may make it seem like the most important thing after the injury is getting you back to work, this isn’t the case. While getting back to your job is naturally something that will be important and something you should work towards, the most important thing is for you to get healthy and back to your old self again.
The biggest thing for you to focus on once you have been hurt at work is to take care of yourself. This means that despite what anyone at work says, you need to follow your doctor’s orders to the last letter. Make sure that your employer knows about any work restrictions that your physician has placed you under and ensure that they will be taken care of. If you are not accommodated, keep a list of things that you have been told to do, or do without, for your attorney to help you with. If you push yourself to continue your job as your employer demands against your doctor’s suggestions, it may not only harm your case for workers compensation, but it may mean that you do lasting or permanent damage to the injured body part.
Even if you feel up to doing something after a certain amount of time, be sure to get your doctor’s clearance before attempting it. Sometimes our bodies, or pain medication, can fool us into thinking that we have healed better than we really have. Your doctor will always know best how to get you back to your pre-injury form. Make sure that before attempting anything new, you speak to your doctor first. Again, you may injure yourself further or harm your chances of collecting full compensation due to pushing yourself to get better quicker.
Although it can be infuriating, patience is the most important thing when trying to heal from a work related injury. Always take things at the pace agreed upon by you and your doctor. Call Collier today and receive a free consultation about your workers compensation claim. Remember, your health is what matters the most to all of us.