Some injured workers ask the question, “If I’m being paid workers compensation, can I quit my job?”
The answer is yes and no.
You can quit your job but I strongly advise that you speak with an attorney because there are ways to do it and protect your benefits.
If you are on light duty and you are going to go to another light duty job of equal pay, it is not going to be a problem.
However, if you just want to quit, then you will have taken yourself out of the job market and you’re not going to get a weekly compensation check.
Your circumstances could suddenly change and you need to get a weekly check but you may have permanently destroyed that chance by quitting the job.
So yes, you can quit, but you have to be careful of the minefield that you’re about to walk through. Your medical benefits will follow you regardless of your employment status or where you are working.
You can call our office at (804) 755-7755 and we can help you navigate this process.
About the Author: Michele Lewane
The Injured Workers Law Firm is a Richmond, Virginia based firm solely focused on serving clients with workers' compensation claims in Virginia. If you have questions about your benefits or if you would like more information on the Virginia workers’ compensation system, order our book, “The Ultimate Guide to Workers’ Compensation in Virginia” , or call our office today (804) 755-7755.