When you are close to finishing your medical treatment and ready to return to work you should set up a meeting with your doctor.
At the appointment show your doctor your job description and your work requirements regarding lifting, standing, walking, reaching and use of your hands.
The purpose is to let your doctor know what you are facing at work, and to have the doctor’s opinion of whether you need any restrictions.
Ask for any limitations to be put in writing so you may provide them to your employer.
Make sure that you do not settle your case until you have returned to work for several weeks.
This will allow you to test yourself and determine if you are ready for full duty work.
In the event you have any nagging problems go back to your doctor as soon as possible to address them before you settle your case.
Questions about your work injury? Feel free to contact Illinois Work Comp Lawyer Dirk May at 309-827-4371.