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Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Can I change jobs

Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Can I change jobs

Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyer Can I change jobs: The mere fact that you suffered a job injury does not mean that you may not take another job. If a better job becomes available, you should do what is best for you and your family, but you should be aware of how changing jobs could affect your workers compensation claim.

First, if you are off work due to a job injury and are drawing temporary total disability benefits (ttd), you have an obligation to inform the employer with whom you have your workers compensation claim or their insurance provider that you have a new job and are receiving wages. You are not entitled to draw temporary total disability benefits or temporary partial disability benefits while working for a new employer.

Secondly, it you take a new job making similar or more money than you were at your previous position, you may be waiving your right to vocational compensation. Having stated this, in my opinion you should never let a possible monetary recovery cause you to make a decision which would hurt you and your family in the long run.

Lastly, if you are thinking of taking a new job, be sure to inform you potential new employer of your job injury and any physical limitations you have as the result of said job injury. If you mislead your new employer and somehow make your injury worse at your new job, you may be found to have waived your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation system.

If you work in Huntsville, Alabama (or anywhere in the Madison County area*), you have suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation laws, don't hesitate to contact the experienced Huntsville Workers Comp Lawyers at POWELL AND DENNY. We will work hard to help you achieve the best result possible in your case.

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