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Will My Workers’ Compensation Claim Be Lost If I Go to Work for Another Company?

Workers Compensation Attorneys Astoria New York

If you have been injured at work, and you’ve successfully filed a workers’ compensation claim, will your benefits be in jeopardy if you take a job with a different company? In other words, are you prohibited from working at all because you are collecting workers’ compensation benefits? The simple answer is no. There is no requirement under the New York workers’ compensation laws that you must stay connected in any way to the company that is paying you workers’ compensation benefits. You could take a job the next day, making more money, and still collect workers’ compensation benefits. Here’s how.

The workers’ compensation benefits you are receiving are being paid to you because you suffered an injury and have a resulting medical condition. As long as you continue to have the medical condition caused by the work-related injury, the company for whom you were working when you suffered the injury is responsible for paying for your losses.  In fact, when you are unable to work because of a workplace injury, it’s an ideal time to pursue job re-training, so that you can be gainfully employed. As long as you continue to have the medical problem that put you out of work, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier is required to pay you workers’ compensation benefits.

Can I Take Another Job without Losing My Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Experienced Workers Compensation Attorneys in New York

At Pyrros & Serres LLP, we handle all matters related to workers’ compensation and Social Security disability claims for people in Queens and across the greater New York City metropolitan area. Because of our reputation for effective advocacy, many of our new clients come to us as referrals from clients and other lawyers.

To learn more about the full scope of our practice, see our workers compensation practice area overview page.

About The Author

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Michael Serres, ESQ.

Michael Serres, ESQ. is a reputed Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Astoria, Queens, NY. He graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1989. Mr. Serres was admitted to practice law in New York State in 1990 and is admitted in the Federal District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Workers’ Compensation Bar Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Queens County Bar Association.