It’s bad enough to manage the physical and emotional distress of a traumatic injury. However, it can be debilitating to add financial stress to your cognitive and physical symptoms. This is why it is so critical to take the necessary steps during the early stages of your injury treatment and recovery to rebuild your vocational skills.
From speech therapy to cardio training, many injury symptoms can impact your ability to function at a high level professionally. This is where physical therapists, neurologists, psychologists, chiropractors and vocational therapists can intervene to create a treatment/recovery plan that includes a number of different physical and mental exercises and activities that can help you reclaim your full potential as a professional.
Worker’s Compensation Can Be Claimed AFTER You Resume Working
Even if you have returned to your old employer or a new job following a traumatic injury, you may be eligible to worker’s compensation benefits. After your 7th day of missed work, you can begin receiving temporary income benefits to help make up for lost wages. In addition to this initial benefit, workers who have sustained significant injuries may receive impairment income benefits, supplemental income benefits, medical benefits and/or lifetime income benefits, even after they return to work depending upon their new working conditions (if they return to work making a certain amount less than they previously made).
Work with approved medical providers to establish your functional capacity, validate your claim amount and treat your injuries.
Getting Prepared For Work, Physically and Mentally
Returning to work can mean going back to the same place (even the same job responsibilities) where your injury occurred. Whether your symptoms are entirely physical or you sustained a brain injury that impacted your cognitive abilities, it can take time to regain all of your previous mental and corporeal skills. In a competitive job market, it’s important to return to work without missing a step. This will likely require the assistance of medical professionals.
Using a combination of these rehabilitative measures, physicians and specialists will aim to return you back to your peak professional abilities:
- Occupational therapy
- Vocational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Work conditioning
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Goal training
- Lifestyle guidance
- Home exercise training
Managing Chronic Conditions Moving Forward
Unfortunately, not all conditions are able to be immediately remedied. In order to prevent your physical or mental health from deteriorating and jeopardizing your professional stability, you will need to manage your symptoms. This requires long-term medical care to manage your vocational skills and continue to retain your optimum level of health and wellness. In these scenarios, you will continue to receive one or more of the aforementioned treatments for months, years and even for the rest of your life.
Give Yourself The Strength And Confidence Needed To Be A Great Employee
With the right medical care and determination, traumatic injury patients can ensure that their injury symptoms don’t impact their capacity to be a great employee. At Advantage Healthcare Systems, we take a multidisciplinary approach to treating our patients to provide comprehensive wellness solutions for those in need. We would love to help you confidently rejoin the workforce. Schedule a consultation with our team to find out how we can help you today!