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New Job, Healing Body: Can You Work While Receiving Workers’ Comp?

At Physio Health Clinic, we prioritize getting you back to your best health after a workplace injury. But what about work itself? Can you take a new job while receiving workers’ compensation benefits?

The answer is yes, with some important considerations:

  • Impact on Benefits: Workers’ comp replaces lost wages. Earning income from a new job may affect your benefit amount.
  • Doctor’s Approval: Ensure the new job aligns with your doctor’s restrictions to avoid jeopardizing your recovery or benefits.
  • Transparency is Key: Inform both your workers’ compensation carrier and new employer about your situation.

Making it Work: New Job + Workers’ Comp

  • Focus on Light Duty: Consider a new job with lighter duties that won’t impede your healing.
  • Open Communication: Be upfront with your new employer about your limitations and workers’ comp status.
  • Seek Legal Advice: An attorney can help navigate the legalities of working while receiving benefits.

Physio Health Clinic: Your Recovery Partner

Physio Health Clinic is here to support your return to work, whether with your current employer or a new one. Our expert physiotherapists will create a personalized treatment plan to get you functioning optimally, so you can confidently re-enter the workforce.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with an attorney for legal guidance on your specific situation.