Injured Employee Return to Work Resources | Injured Employee Checklist
The following information may help you recover from your injury and resume your normal activities, including going back to work as soon as possible.
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Give the following information to your doctor:
- Insurance claim number;
- DWC claim number;
- Insurance adjuster's name and telephone number;
- Information about your regular job or other work opportunities; and
- Your employer's name and telephone number.
Talk with your doctor:
- Follow your doctor's directions carefully.
- Talk to your doctor to see if you can continue to work, even if you have some restrictions.
- Tell your doctor about your job and, if possible, provide a job description to help your doctor
understand your work.
- Talk to your doctor to make sure you completely understand what you can and cannot do
while you are recovering.
- Comply with the medical restrictions set by your doctor, at home and at work.
The benefits of going back to work:
- By continuing to work during your recovery, you will heal better and faster than if you remain
off work for a long period of time.
- By continuing to work within your medical restrictions, you are helping yourself recover.
Appropriate work can be part of your medical treatment.
Stay in touch with your employer:
- Keep your employer informed and up-to-date on your recovery and current abilities.
- Talk to your employer about work you could continue to do throughout your recovery.
- Help your employer determine what work you can do while you are getting better
- Notify your employer immediately if your work status changes.
- Be sure to let your employer know about any concerns or problems you have that are related to
your health and job assignments.