After a traumatic brain injury, returning to work may feel like an overwhelming task. These injuries are especially difficult because the true extent of the damage may not be readily apparent for weeks, months, or even years after the accident that caused the injury. Even when your doctor clears you to return to work, however, it is important to understand what to expect and how best to prepare yourself for the transition.
5 Things to Know Before Returning to Work After a TBI
Before you return to work after suffering a traumatic brain injury, it is important to familiarize yourself with the following:
- Know what services are available to help you perform your job in a safe and healthy manner.
- Know your legal rights. Consulting with your attorney will help you understand the rights that protect you under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state laws.
- Know what to say to your employer about your injury and job responsibilities.
- Know what accommodations the employer will provide for you so that you can perform your job effectively.
- Know what to do if you are the victim of discrimination.
Unfortunately, the time you lost from being out of the workforce may have created a significant financial burden for yourself and your family. It is important to consider a legal claim to recover damages after your accident. We are here to help. We encourage you to contact us today at 800-989-6385 to schedule a free consultation.