Tustin, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for Arizona

Q: Can I quit my job while on workmans comp and still receive medical coverage?

I have been out of work for almost 2 months, my medical status has recently changed from restricted work status to light duty and am in the process of physical therapy. I do not wish to return to work as it is a high stress environment as well as physically demanding. Can I quit and still recieve medical coverage?

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Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The short answer is yes, you will continue to receive medical benefits. You will probably forfeit wage loss - disability payments if you voluntarily quit and give up income. You also should understand that restricted work and light duty are generally the same, so you are only paid disability benefits if you are unable to work and earn as much as your average monthly wage from the date of injury. Your work restrictions - light duty limitations should eliminate at lest some of the physical demands-stress, you are always better off working than staying home, so be very careful about giving up a job opportunity

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