The fact that you may have quit your job does not mean that your injuries are no longer covered by your former employers’ workmans’ compensation coverage. The workmans’ comp carrier is still responsible for your medical treatment and compensation whether you still work for the same employer or not.
However, quitting your job could affect your right to temporary total disability benefits (ttd) you might otherwise be entitled to receive. When a worker is given work restrictions, the employer has the right to accommodate said restrictions and allow you back to work, or if no such accommodation is made, the injured worker is entitled to ttd benefits during the time of their recovery or until such time as their employer can accommodate any restrictions. By quitting your job before your reach maximum medical improvement (mmi), you have basically waived any obligation for your employer to try to accommodate your work restrictions, and if they would have been able to accommodate said restrictions, then you would not be entitled to any ttd benefits.
So, quitting your job will not act to waive your overall rights under Alabama’s workers compensation system, but it may affect some rights.
If you suffered a work injury, you live or work in anywhere in North Alabama, and you have questions about your workers’ compensation claim and would like to speak with an experienced Workmen’s Compensation attorney, the workers compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny would appreciate the chance to help you.
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