Getting injured at work may stall your career and leave you scrambling for solutions to support you and your family financially during a difficult time. Depending on who your employer is in Arizona, your workers’ compensation benefits may provide you with temporary sustenance as you recover.

When your employer contributes adequate resources and support to your recovery and continues to communicate with you to facilitate your needs, you may return to work in a faster period of time and with the confidence you need to resume your responsibilities.

A team effort

Because your injury happened at work, your employer assumes an extent of responsibility for your injuries. Working together with your employer you can assist in the creation of new implementations that may prevent your coworkers from being at risk of similar accidents or injuries.

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, developing a plan for you to return to work is a joint effort between you and your employer. Modifications to your responsibilities, options to telecommute and temporary reassignments are all ways to support your gradual return to work as you continue to heal. An investigation into company policies and your accident may reveal areas where improvements may fortify safety procedures to reduce risks in the future.

Resources for your coworkers

Your employer’s effort to support your recovery and provide needed assistance may boost the morale of your coworkers who may also suffer from anxiety related to your injury. If an incident at work resulted in an injury to you, your employer may advocate for you through providing access to optimal medical care, thorough investigation, revitalized policies and support resources for your coworkers affected by your accident. If you would like to learn more about the purpose of workers’ compensation benefits, please visit our webpage.