When Should I Go Back to Work After a Construction Injury?

On Behalf of | Oct 21, 2022 | Construction Accidents

How Returning to Work Too Early Could Affect Your Recovery

When you are injured on the job, one of your biggest concerns may be when you can return to work. Going back too early, however, can directly affect your right to compensation and your physical well-being. It is never more true than for individuals injured at construction sites. Construction workers often feel pressure to return to work before they are ready, putting their health at risk.

At Siegel & Coonerty LLP, LLP, we represent individuals who have sustained workplace construction injuries throughout New York City. Our distinguished legal team understands how devastating these injuries can be, often leaving you unable to work and make a living. We fight for our clients to receive the largest compensation possible so that they can take the time off they need to fully recover. Contact our office today at 646-960-8195 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Deciding When You Are Ready to Return to Work

If you are injured at a construction site, you may need to take time off of work to recover. Construction work is often grueling, requiring physical labor, strength, and endurance. Attempting to do your job injured could put yourself and others at risk. As a construction worker, you deserve to be able to take time off and receive compensation for your lost wages.

It can be challenging to know when to return to work, but you should never go back until you are cleared by a medical doctor. Seeking and continuing treatment after a construction injury can help ensure that you not only physically recover but also that you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries. If you were injured on the job and are unsure about your rights, you should contact a construction accident attorney today.

Sticking to Work Restrictions

In some cases, you may be cleared to return to work on a limited basis. If you are put on restrictions, it is imperative that you do not work outside of those guidelines. Work restrictions are placed there for a reason, mainly to prevent re-injury. Trying to push too hard could result in major setbacks, particularly in construction work.

Always communicate any work restrictions with your employer and ensure they fully understand your limitations. If you are expected or forced to work beyond your restrictions, you need to discuss your legal options with an attorney.

Hiring an Experienced Attorney

Were you injured at a construction site? Are you unsure of when you should return to work? Contact our office at 646-960-8195 to discuss your case with an experienced member of our legal team. All case evaluations are free and confidential.