ecovery: Return to Wellness

Helpful Tips

Here are some things that you can do to make sure your claim goes as smoothly as possible.

  • Immediately report the injury to your immediate supervisor.
  • Complete the forms when requested by the Company and insurance company.
  • Expect to be asked about the events that led to the injury and try to give suggestions for prevention of the next one.
  • Stay in touch with the Company and claim representative to let them know how you are progressing or if you are having problems.
  • Schedule appointments during lunch hour or early morning or late afternoon.
  • Follow the advice and treatments recommended by the doctor.
  • Notify your employer of any change in your restrictions or ability to return to work.
  • Follow the doctor’s restrictions on your activities and do not exceed the limitations at work and at home.
  • Communicate with your immediate supervisor, claim representative, or nurse case manager if you have any questions, concerns, or comments on the treatment you are receiving.
  • Ask questions! Many of the people you deal with have a great deal of experience with workers’ compensation claims and are great resources if you have concerns or questions. We are here to help and make sure you know what to expect.
  • Keep organized. We recommend keeping a folder with a list of your appointments so that everything is in one place. Keep a pen and pad of paper in the folder to write down questions that you want to ask at your next appointment.
  • Remain focused on your goal of returning to work. Although you may hit bumps in the road, you are in the number one factor in the success of your recovery.
  • Stay positive! Being injured and having restrictions can bring you down, but a positive attitude will greatly impact your journey back to work and your physical recovery.