What If I Can’t Go Back to My Old Job?
After recovering from an on-the-job injury, being able to return to your previous position is the outcome that most workers are hoping for. But, every recovery is different and some individuals may never be able to return to their previous position. When an injured worker's recovery reaches its maximum medical improvement and that new level of physical functionality is still not sufficient for the responsibilities of the previous position that was held, what do you do?
You need to secure the representation of a skilled North Carolina Personal Injury attorney. There is a process under the law for what an employer must do when an injured worker is unable to return to his or her former position. We are dedicated to making sure that workers are treated fairly as they go through that process and that all of their rights are protected.
Skilled and Experienced Personal Injury Representation
At The Piemonte Law Firm our lawyers have a deep understanding of Personal Injury law that is based on decades of protecting the rights of injured workers. We bring all of our accumulated knowledge and skill to ensure that our clients receive the full benefit of the Personal Injury laws.
What Is the Process if I Can't Work My Old Job?
If you are unable to return to your previous position, under the law your employer cannot fire you. They must offer you another position that can accommodate your restrictions if there is one actually available. Often there may be no such position for the employer to offer. In such a situation, the employer's Personal Injury insurance provider is supposed to offer vocational rehabilitation to help you move into a line of work that accommodates your new physical capabilities. Insurers may not offer vocational rehabilitation or they may attempt some other way to end their responsibility for providing benefits.
We will work to ensure that the process is reasonable and that you have access to all applicable Personal Injury benefits. We know how troubling it can be to have to ask, "What if I can't go back to my old job?"
Contact The Piemonte Law Firm
For exceptional representation from a firm that is dedicated to helping you secure the disability benefits that you deserve, turn to the skilled attorneys of The Piemonte Law Firm, Our lawyers are available to offer skilled and experienced advocacy to a wide range of North Carolina residents. To schedule a free initial consultation, call toll free or simply contact us.