Run The Money
Follow Run The Money

Coming Back To Work After Being Injured

  • April 29, 2019

If you're reading this, I'm earning money in some way. I was compensated with money and/or product. Thanks for helping to feed my family. I also may have a financial interest in companies named. Please see our disclosure for more information. Also, any advice provided is for informational purposes only. I'm not an accountant, lawyer, doctor, fitness expert, or nutrition specialist. So, talk to a professional before acting on anything you read, watch, or listen to below. Get your own advice and do your own research. Email me at [email protected] with questions.

Coming Back To Work After Being Injured

After an injury, be its origin a consequence of your previous employment or a simple life misfortune, it can be relatively worrying to come back to the workplace. This is because you might have had some time off, you might have left your place of employment and you may have even gone through a long and protracted legal battle with someone as you fought to claim the compensation you were owed.

No matter if you’re branching out into the workplace once more to find new opportunities, or if you’re returning to a previous environment and all is forgiven, it can be hard to know how to better prepare yourself for this life shift. It might be that you even feel a little aftershock from your injury, and being in an environment where it happened could be worrying for you. For example, sometimes traveling down the same road on which a crash was experienced, or conducting the same dangerous duties might make you feel a little put out. Not only that, but coming back to any social scene after some time can be nerve-wracking, even if you expect full positivity there.

With our advice, we hope to help you come back to work after being injured:

Ensure You’re Okay

No really - this is a big one. It can often be the case that hard-working people wish to get out of the house and back to being productive again. Many have their self-confidence tied to their professional output, so it’s not hard to see why many may wish to resume their duties the moment they are out of pain. But simply not being in pain isn’t always a marker that everything is fine, and that you needn’t take further care of yourself. It might be that your posture hasn’t quite been the same, and you need to find a spine surgeon to potentially communicate this issue with and see what could be done. It might even be that you’re suffering acute PTSD symptoms from your worrisome experience, and without that you’re never quite going to deal with pressure as well as you had previously. Ensure you’re okay and be sure you dig a little deeper than simply having a doctor sign off on it.

Start Slow

It might be that you are able to negotiate coming back to work on a part time basis for the first two weeks, just get back up to speed and help you catch up on what you missed. This might also help you settle back into the workflow with an understanding boss. If starting anew, then consider how you might simply work a normal amount of hours a week rather than diving on overtime at the drop of a hat like you used to. You can always chase a promotion later.  For now, starting slow and becoming settled in a schedule is the best thing you can do for yourself.


It might be that this time off has given you some perspective on your current situation, and a willingness to try new things. You might wish to try that new training program, or potentially even give yourself some time to put your personal business plans into practice. Taking a little time off and a refresh of perspective can potentially help you rocket towards the destination you’ve always wanted to be, because there’s nothing like getting injured to shock you back into yourself, despite being the most inadvisable option.

With these tips, we hope your return to work goes much more smoothly.