Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Why You Should Not Return to Work Too Quickly Following a Car Accident

Posted Friday, May 29, 2020 by Chris Thayer

Alternative TextIf you suffered injuries as a result of a car accident, you may feel anxious to return to work quickly, as medical bills and other monthly bills continue to pile up. Although you may feel compelled to return to work as soon as possible, this may actually cause your injuries to become worse, resulting in the need to take even more time off. There are many other reasons you should resist returning to work too quickly following a car accident.

*Importance of Recovering Your Physical Health *Assuming you have already received medical evaluation and treatment, you should always follow the advice of your health care professionals. Medical injuries typically need time to heal, especially ones that are the result of a serious car accident. While you may want to go back to your life prior to the car accident as quickly as possible, this may take more time than you realize. It is important to note that a medical professional will only require a victim of a car accident to stay home from work if it is truly medically necessary. Therefore, if your doctor is telling you to stay home and recover, and allow time for your injuries to heal, you should seriously consider taking this medical advice. Many medical injuries such as traumatic brain injuries can become permanent if they are not treated appropriately and a victim does not receive the proper amount of rest following the trauma.

*Importance of Recovering Your Emotional Health *Research shows that 10% of car accident victims are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Violent car accidents can leave victims with trauma that they need to heal through both time and through the help of a mental health professional.

*Concerns About Your Insurance Claim *You may have serious concerns about your insurance claim, and wonder when you will receive compensation for your injuries and losses. It is important to note that an insurance company will look at the time frame in which a victim returns to work to help them determine whether or not the injuries of a victim are truly serious and whether or not they are deserving of significant compensation. If you rush to return to work, an insurance company may consider this evidence that your injuries are not substantial enough to warrant a significant payment.

**Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

**If you suffered injuries in a car accident, you should take the time to ensure that you receive proper medical attention for both your physical and your mental health needs. Additionally, it is critical that you follow the advice of your health care providers, and do not return to work too quickly after a bad car accident. If you were in a car accident, suffered injuries and are attempting to determine whether or not you should return to work, contact the experienced personal injury lawyers with the Pivotal Law Group at 206-340-2008. We proudly serve the Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, Renton, Burien, Mercer Island, and Issaquah areas.