In Wisconsin, we’re all hard workers, so we get this question all the time. If I go back to work, will it hurt my case? Well, it depends on what your doctor says. If your doctor releases you to work with restrictions, then yes, you can go back to work with restrictions and that should not hurt your case. If you’re going back to work without any doctor’s recommendation or you’re going outside of your restrictions, that’s something that I would not recommend because that will hurt your case because you’re going against your doctor’s advice.
In Wisconsin, you have an obligation to mitigate your damages, meaning you have to do what your doctors tell you to do. If you are supposed to be off work and you’re not, if you’re supposed to be doing only light work and you’re not, that’s going to hurt your case in the end.