Your injury lawsuit has been settled and your doctor approves your attempt at returning to work. Returning to the workforce after recuperating from an accident or injury can be challenging. You may even be concerned about your ability to perform and need workplace modifications or there are new faces at work that you don’t know. You are not alone with your concerns. Employers have a duty to make reasonable accommodations for their employees returning from a leave, however, sometimes the nature of the work or the employer doesn’t lend itself to making allowances.
Once you have been cleared by your health practitioner to go back to work, you may be asked to attend a meeting with your employer or supervisor. Don’t worry, this is usually not formal and shouldn’t cause you to panic. These meetings are standard procedure and are designed to welcome you back and find out how you are feeling and whether any modifications to the position need to be made. It may be an opportunity for you to discuss any health related issues you might still have and whether or not you require any workplace adjustments to be made e.g. if you’re experiencing physical mobility difficulties or have remaining impairments that will interfere with some part of your work. It is usually helpful to have a note from your treating doctor as to what specific impairments or limitations remain.
If you are not ready to go back to work full-time, consider a phased return to work. Instead of working full-time, perhaps you might be able to work one or two days a week for reduced hours for a few weeks to let you get settled back into your routine without being under too much pressure. Listen to your doctor and use your own good sense. Talk to your employer. Consider asking that your workload be made lighter. Your employer may also structure your workday so that you can attend any medical or rehabilitation programs or appointments. Some employers may have an occupational therapist that can also offer you advice and assistance and help with modifying your workstation or place of work.
The most important thing is that you have good communication with your employer. It’s only by their understanding the state of your health when you return to work that they can do what they can to help. With the right employer, your return to work can be a success!
About Nudorra Capital:
Nudorra Capital is a litigation and pre-settlement loan company. During litigation, clients may find themselves facing financial difficulties. At Nudorra Capital, we recognize the sensitivity of the situation and provide loans professionally, timely (usually within a 24 to 48 hour period) and at the most competitive rates in the industry.
Our loans do not require interim payments and are only paid back when the case is settled.
We believe as a company, that your client’s priorities should go towards healing themselves first, not worrying about whom to pay. To find out more about how we can help, please call us at (416) 342-9590 or email our President Jeffrey Gottheil at firstname.lastname@example.org