When you have suffered an injury at work, you may be a bit torn on how to approach your employer. You may feel as though you can’t talk to your employer or feel as though they are punishing you for being injured. There are ways to get back to work after your work injury; you just have to know what questions to ask. Attorney Joe Lucé is happy to assist you in getting back to work. Here are a few things you should ask your employer upon your return.
Do You Have Workers Compensation Insurance?
Not all employers have workers compensation insurance to help cover injuries. After you have been injured, you need to report your injury to your employer. They may or may not report the injury to their worker’s compensation insurance. If they don’t have workers compensation, you can file a lawsuit in court in order to receive compensation for your injury.
Can You Accommodate My Work Restrictions?
Many people who go back to work after an injury may have work restrictions. Most commonly these include weight restrictions, avoiding prolonged standing or sitting, or being unable to walk long distances. Your employer should be able to make accommodations for your work restrictions. Bring a note from your doctor with these restrictions in writing. If your employer refuses to make accommodations, you need to speak with your attorney.
Talk to an Attorney
Work injuries can be complicated and need the touch of an experienced attorney to get you the compensation you deserve. Call Attorney Joe Lucé when you have been involved in a workplace accident. He has helped countless workers get the money they are entitled to.