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The challenges of returning to work after a car crash injury

On Behalf of | Apr 25, 2024 | Car Accidents

If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident in Ohio, you may worry about your ability to return to work. This is a legitimate concern as many people who’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident are unable to perform the same duties at work that they did before the injury. This can lead to a loss of income, which can negatively impact your overall way of life. If your injury was due to negligence, and you’re struggling with going back to work, you may have legal recourse to get compensation for your injuries.  

Returning to work 

Some employers may have a return-to-work program in place to help injured employees get back to their previous positions. These programs help employers maintain productivity and help workers have a sense of pride that their value as an employee didn’t diminish because of an injury. These programs may include a transition period that helps you regain the skills needed to perform your duties. You may also be given the option to work in another position that better fits your capabilities.  

Even with such programs in place, you may not be able to return to work as soon as you would like. If you’ve been disabled and need additional accommodations to get around or your physical strength is weakened, you may struggle to perform the tasks necessary for your job. If your injuries are catastrophic, returning to your former position may not be an option.  

Legal advice after an injury 

It can feel incredibly unfair to have your life turned upside down because of the negligence of another person. Injuries due to negligent drivers can lead to disabilities and prevent you from working and doing other activities you enjoy. If you’re in such a position, know that you have the right to consult with an Ohio personal injury attorney to better understand your options in seeking compensation.