The most important thing for you to do after an accident in which you have sustained an injury is to recover from those injuries. Seek medical help. Go to the hospital if necessary. Schedule an appointment with your family physician. Do what your doctor tells you to do. If your physician prescribes medications, or therapy, or home exercises, or follow up tests or appointments, be sure to follow those instructions. Failure to follow your doctor’s advice may be used against you at the time of settlement or trial.
If you feel that you are not able to perform you regular duties at work, you should discuss this with your doctor and ask for the doctor’s advice as to whether you should go to work. If you miss time from work without a doctor’s orders to stay home, you will most likely not be able to recover your lost wages.