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Should You Return to Work After a St. Louis Car Wreck?

By Christopher Hoffmann  May. 31, 2016 1:36p

St. Louis Car wrecks often leave people seriously injured and unable to work for a period of time.

One challenge that many St. Louis auto accident victims face is with regards to how much time they can take off work after an accident. Since there are many factors involved in answering this question, it is important to consider the following questions.

If you return to work, will your case be ruined?

Simply put, your legal case is not over just because you return to work. It is your responsibility to take reasonable steps to minimize your own losses and one way to do this is to return to work as soon as you are able. Unreasonably taking time off work can actually hurt your claim. You can still claim the time you took off to recover. If injuries resulting from your accident have reduced your ability to perform your job, you may claim compensation for future income loss.

Will you still be able to claim benefits if you return to work?

Depending on your circumstances, you can claim no fault benefits and medical and rehabilitation benefits.

Does returning to work constitute a full recovery?

No. Returning to work does not necessarily mean you have fully recovered or that your symptoms no longer exist. Many people return to work out of financial necessity.

Will your health suffer if you go back to work?

In many cases people actually feel BETTER when they return to work. If your injuries do not prevent you from performing your job related duties, going back to work can ease pain and discomfort. However, it is a bad idea to return to work against a doctors orders. This can not old harm you physically, it can jeopardize your accident claim.

If you have been involved in a St. Louis car accident, you will benefit greatly from speaking to an experienced car wreck attorney. Call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. 24/7 at (314) 361-4242. We would be happy to set up a free consultation, answer any questions you may have, and get you on the road to recovery.

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