Anticipating Work Restrictions After An Injury?
If you have been away from work due to an injury and have restrictions on the type of work you can do, your employer’s plan upon your return must be signed off on by your doctor. To make sure your rights and benefits are protected, it is important to discuss your situation with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
Since 1983, Eley Law Firm in Denver has been committed to helping injured workers throughout Colorado navigate the workers’ compensation system and recover the benefits they deserve.
Call us today at 720-759-3064 for a free consultation with a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney.
Returning To Work While Receiving Temporary Benefits
If you are not working and receiving lost wage benefits, your employer can outline a job within your restrictions and submit the job description for your doctor to sign off on. At that point, a certified letter will be sent to you, notifying you of the job. If you ignore that letter or fail to show up for work, your benefits can stop.
It is important to make sure you receive a certified letter and not just a phone call from your employer. If you find that the description in the certified letter varies from the actual work you are being asked to do, it is crucial to talk to your doctor as well as your attorney.
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To discuss temporary benefits, returning to work and other workers’ compensation issues, contact us today for a free consultation. We work on a contingency or percentage fee basis, meaning you will not owe us money unless we recover benefits for you.