Accommodating workplace injuries
For information on assistive technology and other accommodation ideas, visit JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) at
According to TBI Recovery Center (2006), “TBI is any injury to the brain caused by trauma to the head.
I was recently in a car accident and injured my back.
Although I am mobile, it hurts me to be in any position for a long period of time. My job doesn't require heavy lifting or physical labor, but sitting at my desk, pulling and replacing files, and even reaching for necessary items on my desk are all difficult now. In the meantime, are there any reasonable accommodations my employer can provide to help me out?
See the list of specific changes to the ADA made by the ADA Amendments Act. SUBJECT: EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Workers' Compensation and the ADA 2. This section applies that guidance in the context of occupational injury and workers' compensation.
Employers are encouraged to contact JAN to discuss specific situations in more detail.
For information on assistive technology and other accommodation ideas, visit JAN's Searchable Online Accommodation Resource (SOAR) at JAN.org/soar.
The Accommodation and Compliance Series is a starting point in the accommodation process and may not address every situation.
Accommodations should be made on a case by case basis, considering each employee's individual limitations and accommodation needs.If an object such as a bullet penetrates the skull and injures the brain, the TBI is known as a penetrating head injury.” There are several different types of TBI (TBI Recovery Center, 2006): Concussion: A concussion is the most minor and common type of TBI.I work in an office, doing data entry, filing, keyboarding, paperwork, and similar tasks.JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance Series is designed to help employers determine effective accommodations and comply with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).