Getting The Help You Need
No one plans to get hurt on the job. If you experience a workplace injury, the most appropriate thing you can do to speed your recovery is to be proactive. Seek medical care immediately. Keep all of your medical appointments. Follow your prescribed treatment. Take care of yourself.
It is important to keep in touch with your employer. Update them regularly on your progress. Inform them you’re interested in returning to work, immediately after release by your primary physician.
Your weekly compensation benefit is based on 66 2/3% of your average weekly wages, subject to the schedule for the maximum and minimum benefits. Returning to work as soon as medically possible is a financial benefit and supports healthy recovery. Make sure you inform your employer when you are able to return to work in a full time or part time capacity. A modified or light duty program can help ensure a manageable transition to full duty status.