Can You Get Workers Comp and Work Another Job?
It is possible to receive workers compensation and still have a job. In cases where an employee is injured and off work for a certain period of time, laws protect them to ensure that they are provided for until they have recovered and can return to their job or find another.
Rules and Regulations
When applying for workers comp, there are certain rules and regulations to consider. The most important of these are:
- Must be Employed: You must be employed at the time of the accident or injury that caused the disability
- Must File a Claim: You must file for a workers comp claim with your employer
- Must Wait for Approval: You cannot receive payments until the claim is approved
- Must Stay under the Maximum Amount: There is a maximum amount of weekly and total payments available through workers comp
Working another Job while on Workers Comp
Another job can be taken while on workers comp, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the recovery and you do not exceed the maximum payable amount. Working part-time hours is usually acceptable and, depending on the individual case, a doctor’s approval may be necessary.
However, it is important to note that any income received while on workers comp can reduce the amount of benefits, as the payments cannot exceed the maximum weekly or total amount.
Overall, it is possible to receive workers comp and still work another job. You must be employed at the time of the accident, must file for a workers comp claim and must wait for approval before receiving payments. You can then take another job so long as it does not interfere with your recovery, and as long as any other income does not exceed the maximum payable amount.