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3 Tips For Spending Your Time As Your Heal From A Worker's Compensation Injury

by Marilyn Olson

If you recently were injured on the job, and are now going through worker's compensation, you need to be careful about how you spend your time to ensure that your case does not get denied down the road. Here are three tips on how you should spend your time while you heal from your injuries.

#1 Get All Necessary Medical Care & Treatment

One of the most important things you can do is get all necessary medical care and treatment during this time period. You are going to need to see worker's compensation approved doctors for your medical care. It is important that you make every appointment that is set up for you and that you follow up on all the care and directions that they give you to assist you with your injuries.

You can also seek your own medical care as well, through your insurance provider, if you don't feel that the medical care from worker's compensation is adequate or if you feel that you want a second opinion. Make sure that you get all the right care and take full advantage of all treatment and recovery options.

This will help show and prove that your injuries are legitimate and that you are dedicated to getting better. Make sure that you also document all of your visits and treatments on your own so you have your own copy of your medical records.

#2 Limit The Physical Activities That You Do

Second, while you are on worker's compensation, you should keep a low profile. That means if you injured your back, you should not go out skiing or snowboards. You should not partake in physical activities that are outside the bounds of the activities that you are allowed to engage in while you are recovering. You don't want to jeopardize your workers compensation because you decided that it would be a good idea to go rock climbing or dig out your garden on one of the days that you have off. Make sure that you are not overexerting your body or doing things you shouldn't physical do; this could cause the authenticity of your case to be called into question.

 #3 Keep Off Of Social Media

Finally, you should keep off of social media. You don't want to post anything that could jeopardize your worker's compensation claim. It may seem silly, but posts of you doing physical activities, like those covered in point number two, or even posts about how you are feeling great today, could jeopardize your medical coverage and wage recovery under your worker's compensation claim.

If you have questions about how you should or shouldn't be spending your time as you recover from your work related injury, be sure to discuss them with your attorney to make sure that you are not doing anything that could hurt your workers compensation claim. For more information, visit websites like