One of the top concerns for injured workers is whether they will be allowed to work after an injury. The short answer to this concern is yes, you can work after an injury even if you are receiving workers' compensation benefits. There is no prohibition on working during the healing period as long as the work is within your doctor's restrictions.
If you have questions about what you can or cannot do physically after an injury, simply talk to your doctor and get work restrictions. If you return to work with restrictions after an injury and experience further problems or pain, notify your employer and return to your physician for consultation or updated work restrictions.
If you get a second job, however, it may have an impact on your workers' compensation benefits. We can help you understand this impact and how it will affect your specific situation.
We Understand the Toll an Injury Can Take
Workers' compensation benefits can help cover a portion of your lost wages, but not all. As a result, it can be difficult for some families to make ends meet without taking on a second job or another source of income.
At Domer Law, we can help. Our lawyers have represented injured workers throughout Wisconsin for more than 45 years. We have the knowledge, experience and skill to guide you through the workers' compensation process and answer your questions about what you can do after you get hurt.
The Impact of a Second Job on Your Benefits
A second job may offset your lost time workers' compensation benefits only if you started this job after your injury. If you had a second job before you were injured, then your workers' compensation benefits will not be offset by your other wages if you continue working that job after the injury (assuming the job is within your limitations).
When you work with our firm, we will evaluate your situation and provide you with straightforward advice about the impact of a second job on your workers' compensation benefits.
Get Answers to Your Questions
For answers to your questions about workers' compensation and what you can do after a workplace injury, speak to an attorney at our Milwaukee office. Contact us online or call us at 888-353-8384 for a free initial consultation.