How to Pursue a Car Accident Claim

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If you were injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you may want to consult a personal injury lawyer, like one from Hall-Justice Law Firm. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages. A lawyer can help you pursue a timely claim and protect your legal rights.

Tips for Going Back to Work After a Car Accident

If you were hurt in a car accident, you will likely need to take some time off work to recover. Here are some tips for returning to work safely.

  • Don’t go back before you’re ready. If you are worried about losing your job or are struggling financially, you may be eager to return to work as soon as possible. However, if you back before you are physically ready, you could worsen your injuries. You don’t want to jeopardize your recovery. Don’t return to work until your doctor gives you the go-ahead. 
  • Bring a doctor’s note. Even if you’re cleared to go back to work, you still might not be able to perform all your regular duties yet. For example, you might not be able to lift anything over 10 pounds. That is why it is important to give your employer a doctor’s note that details all of your limitations.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for help. When you first return to work after an injury, you may need extra help sometimes. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. Don’t be afraid to ask your boss or co-workers for assistance when you need it.
  • Continue to go to your doctor’s appointments. Your doctor may still want to see you after you have gone back to work. He or she may want to monitor your recovery closely and suggest additional treatments if necessary. Skipping your doctor’s appointments can put your health in jeopardy and make it more difficult for your personal injury lawyer to help you obtain a fair settlement.
  • Inform your lawyer if you re-injure yourself. Unfortunately, even if you take your recovery seriously, you may still re-injure yourself at work. If this happens, you need to let your employer know immediately. Don’t try to work through the pain. Then, see your doctor promptly.

If you got hurt in an accident, schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer today.