If you have suffered a work injury, you may want to consult with one of the professional Glendale workers compensation lawyers from Hickey & Turim, S.C. Our law firm has successfully represented many injured workers in obtaining the financial compensation they are entitled to.
One of the most frequent issues that come up with our clients is determining what their rights are when it comes to returning to work after sustaining a work injury. Many Glendale workers compensation lawyers have found that employers and/or workers compensation insurance carriers may put undue pressure on an injured worker to return to work before they are physically ready. Sometimes, the injured worker themselves may feel financial pressure to return, especially if they were dependent on overtime pay to make ends meet.
Even in the best of situations, there are still risks that an injured worker faces when deciding to return to work. Injured workers who have Glendale workers compensation lawyers representing them may find those risks are decreased because their lawyers are there to advocate for them.
It is not unusual for a doctor to recommend an injured employee’s return to work be on a part-time or limited duty basis. This is especially true if your injury has not fully healed yet. Your employer is required to obey whatever restrictions your doctor has placed on your return and is also required to provide any accommodations you may need. These accommodations may include a different work schedule and/or different job duties, depending on the circumstances of your injury and medical limitations.
Another right an injured worker has when they return to work is the right to continue to receive medical treatment. If you have returned to work but still need to attend doctor’s appointments, physical therapy sessions, or any other treatments, you have the right to attend these appointments and — under your workers comp claim – you are entitled to receive compensation for the time missed from work to attend these appointments.
If your employer refuses to grant you the time off for your medical appointments or threatens you with punishment or termination for taking this time, it is critical to contact your workers compensation lawyer to let him or her know so your lawyer will be able to fight for your rights that you are entitled to. There are both federal and state laws that protect injured workers from just this type of harassment.
Skilled Glendale Workers Compensation Lawyers Who Fight for Clients
Although your employer may try to convince you that you do not need a lawyer for your work injury, it is important to remember that workers compensation cases can be complex. A lawyer can represent your rights — something your employer and their insurance carrier might not be worried about. If you would like to consult with one of the dedicated workers compensation lawyers in Glendale WI, contact Hickey & Turim, S.C. today. We are available to discuss your case and offer counsel on what may be the ideal legal direction for your situation.
Contact one of our Glendale workers compensation lawyers at (262) 797-6677 to set up an appointment for a free consultation.