New Jersey Light-Duty Work Attorney & Workers Comp Lawyers
After taking time off to recover from an on-the-job injury, most workers are not yet ready to resume their full duties. In this situation, a doctor will typically prescribe that the injured worker return on light-duty status. The goal is to have the worker performing a needed task for the employer while avoiding the potential risk of re-injury posed by full duties.
The challenge occurs when an employer has no light-duty work available. Some employers simply have no light work because of the nature of the work they do. In this type of circumstance the worker may be placed in a difficult situation where:
- The insurer does not want to continue paying benefits to the worker and/or
- The employer attempts to force the worker to return to full duties before they are ready.
If you are placed in this difficult situation, you need to look out for your best interests. Returning to work too early could leave you unable to work for an even longer period of time. Talk to our workers’ compensation attorneys about what we can do to help you.
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At Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A., our attorneys have been helping injured workers secure the benefits they deserve since 1975. We know how to talk to insurance companies to ensure that our clients continue to receive their benefits when no light-duty work is available. Our goal is to help our clients get the time they need to heal from their injuries so that they can return to work and eventually resume their full duties.
Contact the Edison, Freehold, Brick, & Toms River, New Jersey Work Injury Lawyers of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A.
If you have been injured on the job, how you return to work can make a tremendous difference in your ability to successfully reintegrate. Let us conduct a thorough investigation of your accident to determine the liable parties so that we can hold them accountable. Turn to the experienced Essex County light-duty work lawyers of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A. To schedule your free initial consultation, call or simply contact us online.