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Can I Resign While on Workers Comp?

can I resign while on workers compBeing injured at work can be a harrowing experience, and it can lead to a lot of uncertainty about what rights an employee has. If you have been injured at work, it is natural to wonder whether you can resign while on workers comp. It is a common question, but the answer is not always straightforward.

Can You Resign If You’re Receiving Workers’ Compensation?

When you are injured on the job, you are typically entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to your injury. However, whether you can resign while on workers comp, primarily depends on the laws in your state. Most states allow you to resign while you are on workers’ compensation benefits. But, before making any decision, it is crucial to understand the rules of your state.

In most states, resigning while on workers’ compensation benefits does not impact your entitlements to benefits.

In other words, you can typically continue to receive benefits even after you resign. However, some states have different rules. Under certain circumstances, resigning can negatively impact your benefits. It’s essential to consult an attorney to determine if resigning is the right decision for you.

Know Before You Decide

Before making any decision, it is also vital to understand the effects of resigning while on workers comp. In most cases, resigning while on workers’ comp can create an issue of whether you resigned voluntarily or were forced to leave your job due to your injury. This could impact your ability to file a workers comp claim in the future as your employer may argue that your injury was not work-related but due to your resignation.

In many cases, it’s best to stay with your current employer until your case is resolved. Of course, this isn’t always feasible. And since Maryland is an “at-will” employment state, you’re free to leave your job at any time.

Is Resigning Really the Best Option?

Another essential thing to consider is whether resignation is the best option for you. If you are injured and unable to work, resigning could mean that you lose your health insurance and other benefits that your job provides.

You may also find it difficult to find employment with another company if you are still unable to work due to your injury. Weigh all your options carefully and speak to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney.

Whether you can resign while on workers’ compensation benefits depends on the rules of your state. Resigning does not typically impact your entitlements to benefits, but it can have other consequences. It is critical to understand the effects of resigning and whether it is the best option for you. We hope this blog post has helped answer your question and provided you with valuable information that you can use to make an informed decision.

To speak to someone about injuries you sustained while on the job or to discuss how resignation could affect your claim, contact Shugarman & Mehring at (410) 783-4200 or toll-free at (888) 342-7200.

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