What Happens If I Quit My Job While On Workers’ Compensation?

What to Know About Leaving Your Job After a Workplace Injury or Illness

If you suffer a debilitating injury or illness while at work, you are likely entitled to collect workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits help to provide coverage for your losses, such as your medical care and wages (disability benefits). If you decide to quit your job while receiving workers’ compensation, these benefits could be impacted. 

At Levin & Nalbandyan, we provide dedicated representation for individuals who have been injured while at work. We are experienced workers’ compensation lawyers that will not rest until you receive the benefits you deserve. If you need to file a workers’ compensation claim or have already filed but are being denied benefits, contact our office at (213) 232-4848 to schedule a free consultation. 

When Do I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

In California, the vast majority of people who are injured or suffer an illness at work are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In many cases, workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for people who are injured while at work. 

Workers’ compensation benefits provide coverage for your:

  • Medical bills
  • Temporary disability
  • Permanent disability

To be eligible, the injury must have been sustained, or the illness must have been contracted within the course of work. Many times, valid workers’ compensation claims are denied because a person is unsure of how to explain how they were injured. An attorney can help ensure that your claim is accurate and reduce the risk that it will be denied.

What If I Quit My Job While Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Throughout the course of your recovery, you might think about quitting your job. It is important to know that your workers’ compensation benefits may be impacted if you quit your job. However, the benefits that you are receiving for your medical care and treatment should not be affected by your employment status. In other words, you are still entitled to compensation for your medical bills even if you decide to quit your job.

Your disability benefits, on the other hand, may be reduced or lost completely if you quit. If you are receiving temporary disability benefits or wage replacement benefits, you will lose the right to collect them once you quit your job. If you are receiving permanent disability benefits, you may still be entitled to collect them unless your condition improves prior to your quitting. 

Filing for Workers’ Compensation? Contact Our Office.

If you were injured while at work in Los Angeles, you might be able to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. However, you should always consult with an attorney before filing the claim to determine your legal options. If you are considering quitting your job while on workers’ compensation, you need to determine how your benefits will be affected. 

At Levin & Nalbandyan, we can help you understand the legal process and what you should expect if you decide to leave your job while still receiving workers’ compensation. Our knowledgeable legal team will help ensure that you get the best possible outcome and keep the benefits that you are entitled to. Contact our office today at (213) 232-4848 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.




If your claim has been denied or your attorney has decided to give up, reach out to our firm for a second opinion.