Q: What happens if you resign from your job, before the workers comp case is finished?
I fell at my full time job and have been disabled for 2 months now. I have another job off, part-time, not full-time, but it is in the same field with less stress and less physical strain. I would like to resign, but am not sure if my doctor and physical therapy will continue. I don't necessarily need to collect the 2/3 weekly check. The full time job is mobile radiology, lifting 50+ lbs multiple times a day and the part time is hospital based maybe occasionally lifting max of 30 lbs.
A: Your medical benefits would continue. It's likely that any wage loss benefits would terminate if you voluntarily resigned from your position.
If you have an attorney contact them. Ordinarily your medical benefits will not be affected by finding new employment. The 2/3 check will likely stop. Also, resigning may affect your ability to seek vocational rehabilitation in the future under your case. If you are not able to lift over 30 lbs then there is a possibility that you may need vocational rehabilitation in the future. If you do not have an attorney then its probably best to seek one out for a consultation before making the decision.
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