After a workplace injury, you want to make sure you have a full understanding regarding how you can recover compensation. You may be concerned with your ability to pursue workers’ compensation benefits, as well as if you can continue to work in some capacity.
If you’re curious about your ability to still work while seeking workers’ compensation benefits, our team at The Edwards Law Firm is here to provide you with answers you need. Below, we’ll explain how workers’ compensation benefits impact your employment.
In the event you suffer a workplace injury, but you are not completely disabled, you may be able still work in some capacity. Partial disability means you may be able to return to the workforce. However, you may require job modifications or work in a different capacity.
In this situation, you may still be able to recover up to two-thirds of the difference between your previous salary and what you’re making now. Partial benefits will often continue until you recover from your condition and can return to your original position. If you suffer a permanent partial disability, the benefits may last a lifetime.
You Must Report If You’re Still Working
While you can work, don’t try to hide it. You don’t want to work without reporting your ability to do so. If you try to recover full workers’ compensation and still work in some capacity, you may be committing workers’ comp insurance fraud.
If your medical condition changes at any point, you must also inform the insurance provider to ensure they make the appropriate adjustments to your benefits.
At The Edwards Law Firm, we’re committed to providing you the highest quality representation. If you need to seek partial disability benefits, our team of Corpus Christi workers’ compensation lawyers will work to help you understand your options. We’ll be there every step of the way. You can trust in our firm to be your partners throughout the entire claims-filing process.