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Tips for Returning to Work After a TBI

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Brain injuries are very unfortunate as they can keep you away from work, leaving you without wages and a way to provide for yourself and your family. While some people can make a full recovery and return to work, others may have to find new roles as their injuries permit them from fulfilling their old duties.

Whether you’re returning to your old role or finding a new one, adapting to a work post-TBI can be an adjustment. To better ease the transition, the team at Lanier Law Group, P.A. is here to provide some tips on gradually returning to the workplace.

Practice Working

A great way to return to work is to practice doing your old tasks. If you work in a job requiring physical labor, try to practice physical activities necessary for your role. Also, practice using a computer at home if you work in a role that involves typing and concentrating.

Our team put together a blog with some recommendations of apps that can help work on your concentration—you can find it here.

Be Realistic

Returning to work can be a challenge to many, so you must be realistic about doing so, especially if you need to find a new role. Speak with your doctor to see if it’s possible to make a total return to the workplace. If your doctor recommends seeking a new position, your willingness to accept this new chapter in your life will tremendously impact your return to the workplace. A positive outlook on this situation can benefit you in the long run.

Communicate Properly

Stay in contact with your employer about the state you’re in. Be sure to let your employer know if you want others to know about your injury. If so, keep in touch with your coworkers as they can expect to help you once you return.

If you are stepping into a new role, you may want to visit the workplace before you begin. This can help you get a feel of your new work environment, so your first day isn’t overwhelming.

At Lanier Law Group, P.A. we know just how hard this transition may be after a TBI. Our legal experts are here for you and ready to protect your rights if you were wrongfully injured. You deserve peace when it comes to moving forward with your life.

If you would like to speak with one of our legal professionals about your situation, contact our office at (855) 757-4204 or visit our website to get started on a consultation request form.