Dallas, TX asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas

Q: Are you able to change jobs while seeking treatment under workers comp/Sedgwick?

I want to change jobs, but I was told once you leave your job your treatment through workers comp/Sedgwick stops at the door.

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S. Michael Graham
S. Michael Graham
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  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If your claim is through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of workers' compensation, you can change jobs without effecting your workers' comp. Your claim is with the Insurance Carrier and not the employer. However, before you change jobs you want to make certain that you actually have new employment. If the job falls through, you would have some trouble getting Sedgwick to pay you while you are still on restrictive duty. They would rightly argue your reason for not working would be because you quit your job. These are only the basic facts. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact my law office or a qualified workers' compensation lawyer of your choice.

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