Silver Spring, MD asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia

Q: I was injured at work. No treatment. Have compensational injuries. Company wants me to resign in order to recieve money

Do i have to resign because there are other jobs i can perform?

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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Hampton, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: It is not unusual for an employer to require resignation when they offer to settle and close out an open claim. You do not have to settle if you wish to keep an award for medical benefits. However, you have indicated that you have not had medical treatment yet.

It would be advisable to consult a worker's compensation attorney in your area before making your decision.

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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Richmond, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: No, you shouldn't resign. You should get medical treatment IMMEDIATELY. And contact an experienced Virginia work comp attorney BEFORE taking any action.

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