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Returning to Work After a Workplace Injury

Knowledgeable Lawyers in Illinois Advise You on Returning to Work After an Injury

Rely on our attorneys to keep you completely informed

You need to be careful when going back to work after suffering a workplace injury. Your health could be in jeopardy if you return too soon, and you also risk losing your workers’ compensation benefits, which you may not be able to get back. The workers’ compensation attorneys at Boshardy Law Office, P.C. know this area of the law well and help you re-enter the workforce in a way that protects you, your family and your financial future. Trust in our more than 20 years of experience for reliable legal counsel when you most need it.

Your options for returning to your job

There are a number of options for returning to your job after a work injury that allow you to see if you’re actually ready for full duties while not compromising your workers’ compensation benefits. This can take place in a variety of forms, including:

  • Trial release. Your doctor can release you to go back to work on a trial basis while you continue to receive treatment for your injury. If you start having problems, you can return to receiving disability payments while you heal. However, if you stop treatment, insurance companies assume you are fully recovered.
  • Light duty. You can return to work on light duty if it is only one specific part of your job that aggravates your injury. For example, you could return to factory work but avoid jobs that require the twisting and lifting that injured your back.
  • Vocational rehabilitation. If you’re unable to return to your previous job due to your injury, you may qualify for vocational retraining to prepare you for a new position. You would need to file a plan with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and retain a workers’ compensation lawyer, as insurance companies typically fight having to pay for retraining.

The trusted counsel you need to make a major decision

No one really likes being out of work, and receiving only two-thirds of your paycheck every week can put you in a financial bind. Some employers use this to their advantage and try to get you back to a job you are not yet ready to perform. Our attorneys thoroughly review your situation so you can make the decision to return to work with confidence.

Schedule a free consultation with a member of our team in Springfield or Peoria, IL

To learn more about your options, contact the law firm of Boshardy Law Office, P.C. at 217-544-8000 or online. We serve injured workers across central Illinois, including Springfield & Peoria. You pay no attorney fees unless your case is successful.

Settlements & Awards
  • Mattoon. 13 IWCC 0307.

    52-year-old worker. 9th grade education. Left hand tendon laceration. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $436.64 per week for life.

  • Champaign. 08 WC 024676.

    54-year-old CNA. Bilateral shoulder surgeries. Permanent restrictions. Two vocational experts failed to locate suitable light duty work. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $441.93 per week for life.

  • Springfield. 07 WC 022228.

    66-year-old maintenance worker. Failed two level lumbar fusion. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $538.36 per week for life.

  • Quincy. 12 IWCC 0936.

    56-year-old municipal worker. Lumbar and S1 radiculopathy. Permanent work restrictions. No surgery. Failed job search. Awarded $466.13 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $581,730.00

  • Quincy. 12 IWCC0715.

    52-year-old CNA. Lumbar fusion. Permanent restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $420.33 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $671,571.96.

  • Springfield, IL. 07WC33626.

    63-year-old truck driver. Four shoulder surgeries. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $802.61 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout $780,467.00

  • Quincy, IL. 09WC47036.

    56-year-old street worker. Disc injury. No surgery. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $466.13 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of award is $586,577.99

  • Quincy, IL. 06WC39148.

    52-year-old LPN. Lumbar fusion. Permanent work restrictions. Failed job search. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $420.33 per week for life. Total expected lifetime payout of award is $677,571.00

  • Springfield, IL. 10IWCC0667.

    56-year-old union pipe-fitter. Injured forearm/surgery. Permanent restrictions. Job change. Wage loss. Awarded wage differential of $550 a week for life. Total lifetime expected payout is $833,804

  • Springfield, IL. 10IWCC0875.

    54-year-old union laborer. Spinal injuries and head trauma. Unable to return to work. Permanent and total disability. Awarded $642.50 per week for life. Total lifetime expected lifetime payout of $998,400

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    What happens if my workers compensation claim is denied?

    Lawyers at Boshardy law office, located in Springfield, IL answer your questions about what happens if your workers compensation claim is denied. If you need legal help with a work injury or workers comp case, contact the law firm at 800-595-5345. We offer a free consultation.
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