When can I go back to work?

When an injury puts you out of work, you lose your income and possibly benefits. While it can be tempting to go back to work as soon as possible, it might not be in your best interest. Sometimes if you have experienced an injury, an early return to work could make you worse. We do not encourage you to stay off work longer than necessary but you should determine the timing for your return to work in consultation with your doctor.

As experienced brain injury lawyers in Vancouver, we have seen many accident victims successfully return to work. Going back to work and being active can help you heal faster, and employers might offer you lightened duties until you fully recover. Your income and benefits return, and your morale can benefit from social connections with your co-workers. Make sure you tell your brain injury lawyer in Vancouver that you’re returning to work. You can still be compensated for medical treatment, medications, and travel costs.

While disability payments will end once you return to work, there are still some forms of compensation you might be eligible to receive. Talk to your brain injury lawyer in Vancouver about these payments. For example, if you return to a lower paying position you may be compensated for this loss Also, if you miss work days due to injury complications, you should be compensated for that loss.

Returning to work after a life-changing injury is a big step, and we want you to be as successful as possible when you make that choice. Talk to an experienced lawyer today about your options.


Kevin Blair &
Graham Taylor

Taylor & Blair LLP
Personal Injury lawyers
1607 – 805 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.