Some injuries are so severe you can't go back to work right away. Very often, however, early return to work (e.g. in a light-duty capacity) is safe and can help with recovery. Returning to work as quickly and safely as possible is a team effort. You, your doctor, employer and claim manager will communicate frequently as you work together toward your recovery. Your COHE Health Service Coordinator can provide assistance with this process.
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Contact the UW Medicine Harborview COHE: 206 744.9490
325 9th Ave Box 359739 Seattle WA 98104-2499.